Max Ingrand1908 — 1969
The French decorator, artist, stained-glass designer, Max Ingrand created more than two hundred stained-glass panels for churches, hotels, theaters and other public buildings in France, Belgium, the UK, the USA, Brazil and Japan.
He attended the Higher National School of Fine Arts (Ecole Nationale Superiore des Beaux Arts) and the Higher National School of Arts and Crafts (École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs). One of his teachers was the famous French stained-glass artist Jacques Gruber.
1931. Ingrand opens his own atelier specialized on stained glass.
1937. Ingrand decorates the interior of Helena Rubinstein’s Paris home under the supervision of architect Louis Sue.
1960. He is appointed decorator of the main office of the oldest French glassmakers Saint-Gobain in Neuilly-sur-Seine.
1954-1967. Ingrand works as art director of the Italian company Fontana Arte. The Saint-Gobain corporation was a long-time investor of Fontana Arte.
1954. Ingrand creates the legendary Fonatana 1853/1 table lamp made of white opaline glass. It is included in the collection of the Triennale di Milano museum.