Virgil Abloh is returning to his roots with a furniture gallery
Virgil Abloh is one of the hottest fashion designers around, he’s the founder of the successful label Off-White and he’s the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s wear. The creator now though has inked a deal with Galerie Kreo to explore his fashion for furniture.
Chances are you’ve not heard of Galerie Kreo unless you’re incredibly rich or have incredibly expensive taste. It’s a Paris-based design studio showcasing some of the most weird and wonderful pieces of furniture in the world.
'The Sofa' as featured on the Galerie Kreo website.
It will stand as the first gallery to represent Abloh’s furniture work, though some of his pieces have made it into exhibitions in the past. He has previously worked on an installation of sinking furniture, meant to address the issues of rising sea levels.
According to Art Net, when co-founder and owner of Galerie Kreo, 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.”
“A lot of what I like and what I’m drawn to are things that I don’t totally understand at first. That’s how I felt about his work.”
Some of Abloh’s previous creations are suitably out-there for Galerie Kreo to show off.
The Framing Collection