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Virgil Abloh has signed a deal with the Paris-based design studio Galerie Kreo to represent his furniture business.

Kreo, which opened in 1999, represents prominent names in furniture and interior design including Marc Newson, and Ettore Sottsass, and sells works by names such as the Campana Brothers.

Abloh still works with multiple galleries, including Carpenters Workshop Gallery and Gagosian. This latest signing is a fitting choice, given Kreo’s track record as a “laboratory-space“ dedicated to producing limited edition contemporary pieces.

According to Art Net, when co-founder and owner Didier Krzentowski Krzentowski met Abloh a year and a half ago, “he told me he wanted to get into furniture design, and that he had already planned a few pieces,” the dealer recalled. “He’s a fashion designer, but also an architect and an engineer, so to me, it made a lot of sense.”

As well as its impressive stable of contemporary designers, Galerie kreo has focused on historic Italian and French lights hailing from the 1940s to the 1980s. Today they boast an exceptional collection of vintage lights too.

Weekend Staff Writer

Isabelle is an Australian writer based in Berlin.

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