70’s winds are blowing on the heights of Belleville. Established in DOC, a collaborative space for artists with more than 24 studios, 4 temporary residence spaces and 5 shared technique poles, David Daim stands out. He was trained at the jewels branches of Yves Saint Laurent and then Christian Lacroix and he lately arranged a workspace which looks crazy. Just like in Marrakesh, the floor is flooded with carpets which meet hanged up fabrics. Bright colours which contrast with the blue sky of a wall that carries us away. Very far away. David loves adding new crazy elements. In shapes which remind us of Loulou de la Falaise, with whom he worked during his Yves Saint-Laurent years, but also, and above all, in his creations. Deeply inspired by the East and distant discoveries, they are the stories of his trips. The artist has lived for several years in India. A heritage which is now part of him. Every know-how and everything he uses is the speciality of an ethnic group. All transposed together, these knowledges come alive every time the jeweller gets an order. Materials, essences, pigments: they all come alive thanks to his slender fingers. A compositional work made on a flat surface and for which he takes a photo with a Polaroid. As if it were a memory to hold dear forever. The peculiarity of exceptional jewels. David Daim’s jewels.
Photography : Constance Gennari – Text : Caroline Balvay @thesocialitefamily