The great French master glassmaker and designer Max Ingrand, whose real name was Maurice Max-Ingrand, was born in 1908 and died August 25, 1969 in Paris. After studying at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he specialized in decorative arts under the guidance of great artists such as Jacques Gruber and Charles Lemaresquier.
He collaborated with FontanaArte in the 50s and became artistic director of the Italian brand in 1954 for ten years. During that time, he designed the iconic lamp and bestseller Fontana.
He also produced a large number of windows for religious buildings, hotels and public places in France and abroad, and was awarded the French Legion of Honour.