DE FOUQUIERES Marie-Claude
Marie-Claude de Fouquières was the wife of a leading industrialist in plastics. In 1969, she made her first piece of furniture out of polyester resin because she could not find a table she liked. Later, she experimented with thick colored polyester resin to make tables, desks, objects, lamps, and panels, which quickly gained a following among private clients such as David de Rothschild, the Emir of Qatar, and famous designers such as David Hicks, Alberto Pinto, and Henri Samuel. Her signature is her fractal resin, a spectacular effect obtained through a chemical reaction that yields an incredibly poetic result. When her husband passed away in 1977, she stopped making new pieces in order to continue her husband’s business.