Xavier Derome grew up in a family of artisans who made glasses for a living. His parent’s workshop became the playground of his early years. It allowed him to discover and become acquainted with acetate frame craftsmanship.

In 1996 he launched his first range of eyewear and accessories. Hset up his workshop in the Sologne region, 2 hours from Paris near the town of Chambord.
Passionate about arts and nature, XD mixes up styles and materials. 
Over the years, acetate work techniques have been perfected. XD has invested in
specialist equipment and staff training. With new technologies and an ever evolving craftsmanship, the workshop has become a hotbed of creativity.