Kristen de la Vallière, the founder of say hi to_ is an Art Director, Fine Art Curator + Design Consultant from New York living and working in Paris.
After spending three years traveling throughout Europe for work - Kristen realised that there were so many talented furniture and product designers, city to city who had yet to be found abroad. This called to her deep passion for interior and furniture design which walks the line between fine art and functionality. One of her goals was to make their work accessible and available internationally. The idea for 'say hi to_' was then born in 2013.
She is supported by a plethora of talented and brilliant creative collaborators internationally. The community is the foundation and core of this initiative.
Kristen regularly hosts creative events, speaks at conferences and gives workshops in France and abroad.
In the past year, Kristen was part of the jury for 'Design Korea 2017' in Seoul, curated two exhibitions in Paris and in Singapore, was part of the jury for 'Maison et Objet' in Paris for best new design exhibitor, spoke at 'Home Table Deco Fair Conference' on 'Design Trends for 2018' in Seoul and was invited to host two workshops for communications and marketing for creative entrepreneurs during 'Singapore Design Week 2018' in Singapore.
Ticket sales at a movie theater in New York, European Merchandising Display Manager for a clothing brand, answering phones at a hair salon on the Upper East Side, on Photo Productions with photographers such as Juergen Teller & Paolo Roversi, a freelance writer, a nanny in the Irish countryside, the head of production at a creative events agency in Berlin, as a freelance design consultant & art director.