20 December 1908, Bressuire - 25 August 1969, Paris
A famous French master of glass works and decorator, known for his work in studio glass and his stained glass windows, Max Ingrand was the artistic director of FontanaArte for one decade, starting from 1954. During that time, he came up with true design classics, such as the Fontana table lamp, still one of the best sellers for the company that bears its name. Having studied at the school of Fine Arts in Paris, Max Ingrand specialized his professional skills in the decorative Arts, under the guidance of major artists such as Jacques Gruber and Charles Lemaresquier. He created a great number of stained glass panels for religious buildings, hotels and public places. Max Ingrand was awarded the French Legion of Honour.