Max Ingrand model 1943 sconces Fontana Arte Italy 1961






Max Ingrand

France 1908 – 1969
Artist, Decorator

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Rare pair of large wall lamps model 1943 designed by Max Ingrand and manufactured by Fontana Arte in Italy in 1961. These lamps have a beautiful form consisting of two elements of glass making a diamond shape. These shades of glass are etched which gives an amazing light effect. The sides have a facet cut. The socket carries four bulbs but when lit it looks like they are doubled. The glass elements are held together by a brass connector in a wide M-shape. The wall structure is made of a black finished metal structure which holds the glass elements. The lamps can also be used as ceiling lamps due to the flush mounts. Kindly note that the lamps are priced and sold in a set of 2.


Literature; Max Ingrand – Fontana Arte books and old catalog.


Max Ingrand was a prominent French-Italian designer and architect known for his exceptional contributions to the world of decorative arts and lighting design. Born on November 20 1908 in Bressuire, France, Ingrand’s creative journey began in his early years. Ingrand’s passion for art and design led him to study at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. He developed a keen eye for aesthetics and craftsmanship during this period. In 1929, he moved to Italy and became a naturalized Italian citizen. Throughout his career, Ingrand collaborated with renowned design firms, including Fontana Arte (where he was artistic direcotor) and Arteluce, leaving an indelible mark on the world of lighting design. His innovative approach and ability to combine various materials such as glass, metal, and wood allowed him to create stunning and iconic lighting fixtures.


Ingrand’s designs were characterised by their elegance, simplicity, and harmonious proportions. He experimented with different forms, combining traditional craftsmanship with modern techniques. His lighting creations often featured exquisite glasswork, intricate patterns, and a balance between functionality and artistic expression. Notably, Ingrand’s designs were not limited to lighting. He also worked on various architectural projects, including the redesign of interiors for luxury hotels, public spaces, and private residences. His architectural work reflected his passion for creating cohesive and visually stunning environments that seamlessly integrated with the surrounding space.


Max Ingrand’s legacy in the world of design continues to inspire and influence contemporary designers. His innovative use of materials, attention to detail, and timeless aesthetic continue to captivate design enthusiasts worldwide. Ingrand’s contributions have left an indelible mark on the world of design and serve as a testament to his talent, vision, and dedication to creating enduring works of art.



This lamps are checked in our own atelier, cleaned and are also suitable for use in the USA.

Designer: Max Ingrand
Type: Model 1943
Manufacturer: Fontana Arte
Year: 1961
Country: Italy
Materials: Glass, brass, aluminium
Condition: Very good, original
Height: 60 cm
Width: 25 cm
Depth: 15 cm
Item nr: PMF23SE211

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 150 - 250
Outside Europe: € 250 - 450

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