Creteur launched in 2014 as an exploration of posture, texture and materiality through the method of fabric formed concrete sculptures. The name was derived from a combination of “Concrete” and “Creature”. Each specimen was designed independently to have a unique character expressed through its posture, texture, and materiality.
Creteur has developed into an umbrella for creative experimentation in media ranging from sculpture to fashion. With a continued focus on materiality and detail, Creteur seeks to explore concept driven ideas at every scale through a variety of mediums.
Located in New York City, Creteur is operated by founder Preston Welker. Born and raised in Illinois, Preston received his M.Arch from the University of Illinois in Chicago and went on to work at the architecture firm SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill), where he is engaged in a number of large scale projects throughout the globe. Through both SOM and Creteur, Preston is interested in exploring questions of iconicity, scale and materiality.
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