I am Federico, a french colombian creative designer passionate about Art, Architecture, Philosophy and … Watches! The creation of my elliptical timepieces was born when I was traveling from Paris to New York in 2002 in the legendary “Concorde” aircraft at the speed of Mach 2. At the flight altitude, the surface of the earth appeared not as a sphere, but as a genuine elliptical magnificent curve. I immediately dreamed of a timepiece that would boast such a stellar, elliptical, sensual and organic shape whilst offering the highest standards and quality of watchmaking. I am delighted to share with you this work, a dream come true.
UNLEASHING DESIGN MAGIC
After 35 years of designing in leader brands in luxury industry, Federico Restrepo decided to propose his own vision for upscale timepieces applying his cross-cultural background from Colombia to France and Switzerland.
Federico’s scope is not limited only to design but also encompasses photography, painting, and writing….
After 35 years of design at the service of leader Brands in the realm of Luxury Federico Restrepo decided to propose his own Vision for upscale timepieces applying his cross-cultural background from Colombia to France and Switzerland.
Federico’s scope is not limited only to design but it also encompasses photography, painting, and writing….
Born in Bogota, Colombia in 1962, Restrepo’s cosmopolitan background is atypical in the professional world of design. His family heritage (Federico is the great-grandson of Henri Paul Nenot, founder of the new Sorbonne, builder of the nation’s pavilion in Geneva, the Grand Prix de Rome Academician of Arts and Letters, and the grandson of Hervé Baille painter of the Navy, humorist, and watercolorist) should have led him immediately to creation. However, he chose to follow master program as a philosopher at the Sorbonne while pursuing creation work in painting, furniture, and more. From his father and mother, he inherits a taste of culture, having been raised in a very selected circle of artists from Colombia such as Fernando Botero, and Gabriel Garcia Marques.