Born in Paris, Riad Kneife grew up next door to the treasured Vanves Antiques Market, where he developed a love for art and vintage pieces through his work there as a teenager. He remained in Paris and went on to complete his studies in marketing and in English, after which he began to pursue a career in international stocks focusing on the Japanese market.
Not long afterwards, however, Riad returned to his long-time passion for art and attended the world-famous Ecole du Louvre, where he perfected his knowledge of art history.
In the year 2000, he fulfilled a dream by becoming an art dealer, specializing in 18th century furniture and 19th century furniture and paintings at the famous Marché Biron in the heart of the Saint Ouen Market of Paris — the largest and most reputable market of its kind in the world — where he developed a sharp eye.
In working directly with individual clients, interior designers, and professional buyers, Riad recognized the need for a complete advisory buying service and created his own company in 2001 to address this gap. Riad has since worked with hundreds of satisfied individuals, designers, and other professionals to help realize their decorating dreams, whether it be for their home, boutique, restaurant, or more, and he has received positive endorsements from the national and international press.
His initiative is now recognized by the Tourism Office of the Marché aux Puces of Saint Ouen and the other main markets in Paris as the sole referral service for those looking to shop the Vintage and Design markets of France.
Let his experience and passion guide you on your next trip to France.