Galerie Kreo founders Clémence and Didier Krzentowski fill their Paris home with a dizzying array of works by artist friends and the designers they champion through their influential gallery
Visitors to the Paris apartment of Clémence and Didier Krzentowski might be surprised to find a spindly, sparsely trimmed Christmas tree standing in the centre of the living room—all year round. No leftover holiday decoration, it’s a metal sculpture by Philippe Parreno, who playfully titled it Fraught Times: For Eleven Months of the Year It’s an Artwork and in December It’s Christmas. The Krzentowskis, founders of the design powerhouse Galerie Kreo, have given Parreno’s piece pride of place, putting it in a living room spot previously occupied by a Richard Jackson model airplane whose fan-like propeller was meant to blow paint onto canvases. Jackson himself had set it up to splatter the surrounding walls. Before that, there was Maurizio Cattelan’s sculpture of a taxidermy ostrich with its head in the ground. “Cattelan came over to make the hole in the floor for the ostrich,” Clémence says
with a laugh.