A Masterpiece of Material and Form

Max Ingrand's floor lamp

This rare floor lamp by Max Ingrand was produced early in his tenure, 1954-1967, as design director for Fontana Arte. Created in 1955, this floor lamp exhibits characteristics that would become signature elements of Ingrand’s designs. It looks outside of Italy to styles popular in France, while paying tribute to Fontana Arte’s glorious past under the direction of Pietro Chiesa and Gio Ponti.

A real masterpiece of design and craftsmanship, this extraordinary floor lamp features a skillful combination of glass and metalwork. The base features layered milk glass beveled over brass, the brass flows up in three clusters of vine-like uprights that culminate in leaf-like glass diffusers in Ingrand’s impressionistic color palette. This work along with a wall light and a chandelier, were some of Ingrand’s earliest experimental designs and very few examples were produced.

Wall light variation of this design. Illuminazione D'Oggi, Aloi