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Interior Architect and Designer by training, Claude Bouchard is well-known for his designs in ceramics, porcelain, glass, metal and wood for houses such as Hermès, Puiforcat, Porcelaines Bernardaud, Faïenceries de Gien and the Musée des Arts décoratifs de Paris in France, Triangolo in Italy, Anthologie Quartett in Germany and Vista Alegre in Portugal.
He has been Artistic Director of Puiforcat, the silversmith subsidiary of the Hermès group (2007 – 2009).
Claude Bouchard’s work is characterized by its focus on the physical, emotional and esthetic relationship between the object or space he creates and the individual who uses or experiences it. He has always questioned the principle of “purity” and “functionalism” as an end in and of themselves. In all of his work, Bouchard has sought to bring a profoundly contemporary form of expression to traditional techniques and materials and thus to contribute to the conservation and renewal of those endangered techniques.
Claude Bouchard lectures both for the architecture Department of Columbia University and at the Camondo School of design and interior architecture.
Claude Bouchard’s work has been shown at the Galleria Blanchaert in Milan, at the Biennale de Faënza, by Max Alto and the Square de Vergennes Gallery in Paris, at the Biennale de St. Etienne, and by the CRAFT in several retrospective exhibits in France, Belgium and Japan and several of his works are now in museum collections (Musée des Arts décoratifs Paris, Musée des Arts décoratifs et des Textiles de Lyon…).