Original Fontana Arte mid century modern wall lights with thick bevelled clear glasses, ground oval centre, and bevelled sides held on nickel metal mounts. Designed by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte circa 1960. Made in Italy.
Literature: Max Ingrand: Du verre à la lumière, 2009, model pictured on page 203. Quaderni Fontana Arte 1, 1964, model pictured on page 62.
1 light / original E14 type / max 40W each
Height: 8.5 inches / Depth: 5.5 inches / Width: 4.5 inches
This gorgeous pair will be shipped overseas in a custom made wooden crate. Cost of insured transport to the US, crate included is euro 325.
Maurice Max-Ingrand, better known as Max Ingrand (20 December 1908, Bressuire – 25 August 1969, Paris) was a French artist and decorator, known for his work in studio glass and his stained glass windows.
He was educated at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts and École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, studying under Jacques Grüber and Charles Lemaresquier. He married Paulette Rouquié (1910−1997) in 1931. He worked with his wife in glass etching, exhibiting work at the 21st Société des artistes décorateurs in 1931.
Ingrand began to work in stained glass windows for private commissions. His first church windows were for Sainte-Agnès, Maisons-Alfort and participating in the design for Notre-Dame de Paris in 1937. He was drafted for military service in 1939 and fell into captivity at Hoyerswerda in May 1940. He returned from captivity only in 1945. He divorced his wife in 1946 and married Marie-Alberte Madre-Rey, with whom he had two children.
He was artistic director of Milano interior design company Fontana Arte during 1954–1967. He was elected president of the French scouting association (Association Française de l’Éclairage) in 1968. He founded the company Verre Lumière, one of the first producers of halogen lamps, in 1968.