The First Part Of The Story
Here is something clichè about Clair van der Swan.
Clair believes in crafting a design with a human perspective. Forging reality, she brings craftsmanship and technology together with poetry, romance, and history bringing renaissance modernism into the world.
While attending IED in Rome, Clair was the first student in IED history accepted by FIDM to attend the design exchange program, then she became the first exchange student who got selected to do the “chairing style” (Chairing Styles is a unique collaboration of 30 students - 10 Textile Design, 10 Fashion Design, and 10 Interior Design. Students are paired in teams of three to create a collaboration and an end product that is quite unique.)And she had the honor to be presented at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising runway show and gala.
After FIDM Clair went back to Rome and received her bachelor's degree in interior design and opened her design studio in Florence, taking on many prestigious commercial projects.
Clair is the kind of person constantly looking to bring innovation and new sparkle into life. After moving back to the city of Angels she has been working with high profile clients in the interior architecture industry.
Just recently, Clair has the distinct privilege of being one of the twelve leading architect/ designers invited by WestEdge Design Fair and Knoll to create a “re-imagined” one-of-a-kind Bertoia Chair for the silent auction at this year’s edition of the WestEdge Design Fair’s Opening Night Party, presented by WestEdge, Knoll, and LALA Magazine, Proceeds will benefit Safe Place for Youth whose mission is to inspire, nurture and empower the resilient human spirit of homeless youth by providing immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time. (http://www.safeplaceforyouth.org).
Clair is constantly traveling between the west coast and east coast these days, for design, for love, for you.