Who is behind
say hi to_?
Kristen de la Vallière, the founder of say hi to_ is a media producer and design consultant from New York living and working in Paris.
She has been working across Europe as a freelance photo, event and media production for the past five years in the luxury sector for clients such as KENZO, LEMAIRE, Haider Ackermann, Sacai, Alexander McQueen, Adidas, Giles Deacon, Each x Other, Uniqlo U, VOGUE Taiwan, Le Snob, System Magazine and more.
After spending three years traveling throughout Europe for work - she 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.
Starting in Berlin in 2013, the say hi to_ seed was first planted, where she stayed up day and night researching designers and planning how to create a like minded community, creative resource and gallery shop for rising talent.
Fast forward to Paris 2017 and that dream is a reality.
She is supported by a plethora of talented and brilliant creative collaborators internationally. The community is the foundation and core of this initiative.