Marie-Claude de FOUQUIERES France

 

Dissatisfied with the furniture designs available to her in the 1960s, Marie-Claude de Fouquières produced her first table in 1969 in polyester resin. She experimented with solid, massive sections of resin and expanded her range of objects and furniture to include lamp bases, desks and tables, as well as panels. Early private clients such as David de Rothschild, and the Emir of Qatar, as well as celebrated interior designers - among them David Hicks and Albert Pinto - championed her colourful resin for its dynamic effect of internal shattering.  Fractal resin, as this is known, is achieved by a chemical reaction. Her career was relatively brief as she decided not to continue after the death of her husband in 1977 - consequently her work is scarce and highly sought after.