Claire discovered design during a high school job-shadowing placement in the offices of CASTROL motor oil. A relatively unglamorous world for this Parisian girl from Yvelines, but it was decided: she would become a designer and design objects for everyday life.
Accepted at ENSAAMA, where she completed the full five-year program, she graduated after completing a final project on the influence of shape on taste. She decided to further her studies at Arts et Métiers to explore the design ecosystem and learn about the relationships between the different players in the design sphere. While completing her Master of Advanced Studies in Product Design and Innovation, Claire founded Studio 5.5 with her companions, becoming the sole female member of the promising young collective. For many years, she led some studio's projects with a great deal of dedication and success. Claire gradually took on more responsibilities and expanded the studio while also overseeing parallel management tasks. She very naturally transitioned into the role of Director of Studio 5.5 in 2012.
Whether you prefer to call her a Designer-Director or a Director-Designer, she knows what she's talking about and embodies the role of "troop leader" with dedication and rigour. She has also been a member of the CNAP's State Artwork Acquisition Commission for 3 years.