Part-time Faculty, Drawing for Space Design
Interior architect and designer, Claude Bouchard works for corporate clients as a designer and artistic director and as a consultant in design strategy and brand identity. He lectures both for the architecture department of Columbia University and at the Camondo School of design and interior architecture.
As a designer, Claude Bouchard has never been a slave to the principles of "form and function." He believes that the comfort and pleasure of usage are equally determining elements of a "good design." He has a passion for master crafts and traditional techniques and a natural rapport with artisans and craftsmen. In his work, he strives to bring a profoundly contemporary form of expression to traditional techniques and materials.
Claude Bouchard is well-known for his designs for prestigious houses such as Hermès, Puiforcat, Porcelaines Bernardaud, Faïenceries de Gien and the Musée des Arts décoratifs de Paris in France, Triangolo Arte & Cuoio and Oscarmaschera in Italy, Anthologie Quartett in Germany, and Vista Alegre in Portugal. He also devotes his talent to furniture design, exhibit conception, and interior architecture both for corporate, museum, and private clients as well as for his own production of one-off pieces and limited editions.
Artistic Director of Puiforcat, the silversmith subsidiary of the Hermès group, from 2007 to 2009, Claude participated in the creation of leather accessories Italian brand Oscarmascherra and currently designs the collections.