Jean-Claude Poitras has been making remarkable creations since 1972. A Canadian fashion leader and an ambassador known around the world, he has presented his collections on themost prestigious international runways and earned national and international recognition and awards such as Moda del Amo in California, the Fil d’or in Monte Carlo, the ARC Award in Toronto and the Griffe d’or in Montréal. He also received the Ordre national du Québec as well as the Order of Canada.
Throughout his career, this talented communicator has always had a prominent media presence. As a speaker and a columnist, this guide to living well is sharing his love of beauty with a wider audience.
Jean-Claude Poitras’s passion for all facets of design led him to create, beginning in 2002, his own collection of tableware and decorative elements, not to mention works in stained glass, the art of which he is re-inventing. A trend spotter with fresh creativity, his extraordinary vision gave birth in 2010 to POITRAS 13, rue de l’Univers, his new collection dedicated to fashionable house wares. A pioneer and visionary who is always up on the trends, Poitras is a creator who appeals to every generation and who continues to innovate outside of the box.
To celebrate his 40-year career, Jean-Claude Poitras had his first exhibition as a visual artist. Passionate about calligraphy and Japanese art, his works on textured paper or embossed in Indian ink or acrylic, as well as his luminous sculptures and his creations on glass distill movement at is most ethereal, emotion in its truest form, and life at its purest, always with a certain sense of the essential.
His freedom-loving artistic approach is characterized by a singular method and a poetic universe situated at the frontiers of abstract expressionism and automatism.