From the Paris Design Studio, Xavier shapes the design and development of CONNECTEDEVICE's innovative and fashionable products, including the COOKOO, COGITO CLASSIC and COOKOO 2 connected watches. He is committed to the design principles of rich user experience, environmental sustainability and energy efficiency. For his work, Xavier received numerous international design awards including Platinum A’ Design, the Red Dot Design the Green Good Design, the Observeur du Design.
Each piece is an interpretation of a fragment of nature. The Nature becomes a pretext to give life to jewels, playing with textures lights and shadows. The aim is to provide a jewel with interpreted shapes as the nature would design them with its sensitivity and sensuality. All pieces are hand made finished to enhance textures and particularities of the jewel.The style is pure to reach the plant life substance. The result gives a piece both unique and timeless deeply connected to nature.
The Ring Watch represents the maximum simplification of a traditional wristwatch through its elimination of numbers and hands in favor of the two rings. This minimalist design provides both a clean and simple look that marries perfectly with the watch's eye-catching aesthetic. It's signature crown still provides an effective means for changing the hour while its hidden e-ink screen shows off the vivid color bands with exceptional definition, ultimately maintaining an analog aspect while also providing a longer battery life.
While in the 21th Century, the use of high contemporary technologies, of new materials or of extreme new forms is often a must to do innovations, Gravity proves the opposite. Gravity is a collection of adaptable jewelry using only the threading, a very old technique, and the gravity, an inexhaustible resource. The collection is composed of a great number of silver or gold elements, with various designs. Each of them can be associated with pearls or stones strands and pendants. The collection becames so an infinity of different jewels.
The design is inspired by the Neo-Platonic philosophy of macrocosm and microcosm, seeing the same patterns reproduced throughout all levels of the cosmos. Referencing the golden ratio and fibonacci sequence, the necklace features a mathematical design that mimics the phyllotaxis patterns observed in nature, as seen in sunflowers, daisies, and various other plants. The golden torus represents the Universe, enveloped in the fabric of space-time. "I Am Hydrogen" simultaneously represents a model of "The Universal Constant of Design" and a model of the Universe itself.
The progressive use of materials and the aesthetic created by a visible construction forms the basis of the MYKITA / Damir Doma design language. The frame DD1.3 is an avant-garde interpretation of the traditional pilot frame from the forties and fifties that propels the classic frame in a design characteristic of MYKITA / Damir Doma into the 21st century. The choice of materials provides a contrast by marrying delicate stainless steel with voluminous acetate. The sunglasses are a result of complex handcraft.