Marie-Claude de Fouquières was born in 1937. As the wife of an important plastic industrialist, she began experimenting with thick colored polyester resin in 1969 at her husband's factory, assisted by a worker with extensive knowledge of the material.

That same year, she created her first piece of furniture, a table with a polyester resin top, for her personal use because she could not find any that she liked among the contemporary creations. This completely innovative piece was admired by her friends and guests when she hosted dinners. Soon, she was asked to create other pieces.

From the beginning, Marie-Claude de Fouquières' signature was her "fractured" or fractal resin, with a spectacular effect achieved through electricity and a chemical reaction that resulted in an incredibly poetic outcome. Fractal resin involves advanced know-how; it is produced using complex chemical processes, high-temperature baking, successive shaping and polishing. It can be filled with bubbles or crystals, fragmented or glittered. Due to the manufacturing technique, the fractal resin works, with their cosmos-inspired aesthetics, are always unique pieces.

In 1966, the opening of the Lacloche Gallery on Place Vendôme in Paris helped to bring Marie-Claude de Fouquières' work to the public. Jacques Lacloche, from a prominent Parisian jeweler family, decided to open a gallery dedicated to contemporary design on the first floor of the family store. The fractal resin creations of Marie-Claude de Fouquières were among the furniture and objects that the gallery presented and edited. These were not only luxury editions for wealthy clients but also works that appealed to enthusiasts and collectors passionate about modernity.

Thus, within a few years, thanks to her personal network and the Lacloche Gallery, Marie-Claude de Fouquières achieved significant success. Private clients like David de Rothschild, the Emir of Qatar, and famous decorators such as David Hicks, Alberto Pinto, and Henri Samuel eagerly sought her tables, desks, objects, and lamps.

In 1977, upon her husband's death, Marie-Claude de Fouquières took over his professional activities to ensure the continuation of the business. She then ceased her artistic creations.

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