Article about the Darko "Geometric" watch.
What characterizes Darko’s creations is the purity of design and the philosophy contained within.
Born in Paris into a diplomatic family, Darko grew up travelling between Europe and Africa which sparked his interest in foreign cultures : “Living among different cultures gave me an understanding of
the richness and diversity of the world“.
This “philosigner“, as he likes to describe himself, mixes philosophy and design in his personal cocktail shaker. Former Creative Director of Swarovski, he has worked with numerous luxury brands such as Givenchy, Lancôme, Christofle, Louis Vuitton, Van Cleef & Arpels, Château Lafite Rothschild, and takes his inspiration from the links that he creates between aesthetics, science, philosophy, the spiritual and the technical. This mix of æsthetics and philosophy enables the product to represent something bigger than itself and explains its longevity.
Time Magazine recognized the timelessness and beauty of Darko’s "Ray" crystal sculpture and awarded it to the TIME 100 World’s Most Influential People. The Ray sculpture was awarded to world leaders in entertainment, politics, business, art and science, including Bernard Arnault, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ralph Lauren, President Hu Jintao, Sonia Gandhi, the Google guys and Richard Branson. It became a unique link between these exceptional people around the world.
Awarded first prize by the Comité Colbert - French Luxury Association a record four times, his designs have been exhibited at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Carrousel du Louvre, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Galerie Loevenbruck, and Galerie La Reine Margot.
From the Paris City Hall to the Rockefeller Center, the Oscars, British Fashion Awards and the Life Ball, his work has been presented in Paris, London, Milan, Monte-Carlo, Vienna, New York, Hollywood, Toronto, Hong-Kong…
He is actively working on the creation of his own luxury brand : “It is a great satisfaction to share a creative adventure that brings joy and emotion”.
Givenchy - Louis Vuitton - Boucheron - Lalique - Van Cleef & Arpels - Lancôme - Krug Monnaie de Paris - Mairie de Paris - Baccarat - Christofle - Hermès - Daniel Swarovski Swarovski - Rockefeller Center, New York - Paris Capitale de la Création - TIME 100 World’s Most Influential People - Oscars 78 t
h Annual Academy Awards - British Fashion Awards Fashion Rocks - Jivago - Toronto International Film Festival - Life Ball, Vienna - Kludi Moulinex - Château Lafite Rothschild - Perrier-Jouët - Rémy Martin - Sergio Tacchini
Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris - Carrousel du Louvre - Bibliothèque Nationale de France - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Galerie La Reine Margot - Galerie Loevenbruck
Privately owned, revenue EUR 3 billion, 30,000 employees, 2,350 stores worldwide. Reporting directly to the President and owners.
Development of the Home, Fashion Accessories and Jewelry lines CGB 2004/2006.
Direction of design teams in Paris, Milan and Austria. Analysis of the brand and definition
of its identity, creative vision, collection themes. Creation of new concepts and iconic products resulting in both an increase in sales and image repositioning.
Briefing and guidance of in-house communication teams and external agencies, definition of the photographic style and selection of models.
Presentation of the collections in Paris, Milan, Iceland and Hong Kong.
Awarded 1st Prize four times :
Boucheron - watch,
Lalique - chandelier,
Van Cleef & Arpels - advertising,
Givenchy - perfume bottle,
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