Cdrix’s story is a testament to the fact that art conquers all. After getting rid of any addiction, (except caffeine and fun) he was able to uncover his true identity as an artist and dedicate his life to creation. Jewelry and nowadays, more and more, to sculpture.
Born and raised near Lake Geneva, Switzerland, Cdrix initially studied machining and graduated with a federal certificate of abilities before spending 9 months in the Swiss army.
In 1994, he began an internship in the Czech Republic to learn the art of glass blowing.
In 1996, he moved to the Vallée de Joux – the famous Swiss “watch valley” – where he was employed by a watch factory. He soon began to study at a technical school for jewelry-making where he graduated with the Swiss federal certificate of abilities as a jeweler.
In 2001, Cdrix created his international jewelry brand, Cbijoux, which specializes in creating custom-made wedding and engagement rings. He is known for his special use of design, and for employing precious metals and very unique materials such as titanium, carbon fiber, wood, and tantalum.
Customers can order custom wedding rings remotely, or come to the showroom in Monthey, Switzerland to work on the design with Cdrix himself. Each year, Cdrix custom-makes over 400 wedding rings.
He won the Prix Golay for “Swissskills” in June 2001 and simultaneously created his own jewelry collection and company, Cbijoux.
He won “Etoile de la Mode” in Paris in 2002, with a jewelry collection made of glass and silver.
In 2004, Cdrix launched a new ground-breaking collection of interchangeable rings known as the “Mood Collection,” an international brand he sold in 2013. This company now has 30 employees and sales reach 5 million annually.
In 2013, Cdrix launched his namesake brand, Cdrix, which includes contemporary art-jewelry made from the wood of recycled skateboard decks. He has showcased this collection in many international fairs, exhibitions, and galleries.
In 2016, he also won an ‘Excellence by Art and Craft Design’ award.
And finally, in 2017, he won the A’design Award.
2018 workshops “space now” by Ruudt Peter
2018 Workshop “find your voice” by Charon Kransen
1999-01 Graduate Goldsmith in ETVJ school Le Sentier, CH
92-93 Scholarship Glass Blowing, Zelezny Brod, CZ
1987-92 Graduated as Mécanicien de précision Lausanne ETML, CH
Founder of Mood collection
Founder and owner of Cbijoux
Founder and owner of Diirt upcycling
2017 Vienna Jewelry Days, Galerie Stossimhimmel
1996 Artiste Verrier Vannes le Chatel
1997 “le verre” at Châbles/Verbier CH
1996 Amateur d’art d’Art Le Sentier
2000-01-03-05 Bijorhca Paris
2007 100% design Tokyo
2008-09 Ornaris Bern, Zurich
2006-2016 Blickfang, Münich, Zurich, Stuttgart, Basel
2015 Autor Bucharest
2015 Joya Barcelona
2016 Gallery Alliages
2017 Artistar Milano
2017 Furorisalone Milano
2017 Joya fair Barcelona
2017 Vienna jewerly week @stosshimmel gallery
2018 Nod: On Full Volume @cbijoux gallery
2018 No Matter Matters, Gold black style, Milano design week
2018 Autor Bucharest
2018 Interstection Athen Jewelry week
2018 Selected at Gioeilli i Fermento IT
2018 Nod on full volume @ galerie Alliage Lilles FR
2018 Joya Barcelona
2018 Selected for the Funaki Award Melbourne AUS
2018 Sieraad Art Fair Amsterdam NL
2018 18+ Galerie Caractère Neuchâtel CH
2018 Collectiva meeting, Collectiva Porto PT
2019 Athen Jewelry week GR
2019 Startup San Francisco USA
2019 Precious Plymouth UK
2019 Wearing change Idar Oberstein DE
2019 Enjoia’t Barcelona SP
2019 Sieraad Amsterdam Nl
2001 Granted Swiss Mastership of Jewelry “Golay award”
2002 Winner of Fashion Star “Eclat de mode” Bijorhca, Paris
2015 Selected at Ispo Brandnew for Diirt upcycling
2016 Selected at the Legacy Awards with the Donut #3
2016 Semi-finalist Enjoiat
2016 Art and Craft design Award , prize of Excellence
2016 winner of “Arte y Joya” International Award
2017 Selected as winner @ Artistar Milano
2017 Finalist at Enjoait Award Barcelona
2018 Award of A’Design Award
2019 Finalist Enjoia’t Barcelona
Presented at the startup art fair San Francisco April 2019 as an example of sustainability art project.