Max Ingrand - Editions, Photographs and Design Hong Kong Friday, June 14, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private collection, Milan

  • Literature

    Domus, no. 298, September 1954, n.p. for an advertisement
    Fontana Arte Illuminazione, sales catalogue, Milan, 1961, p. 25
    Laura Falconi, Fontana Arte: Una Storia Trasparente, Milan, 1998, pp. 109, 212
    Franco Deboni, Fontana Arte: Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa, Max Ingrand, Turin, 2012, fig. 308
    Christian Larsen, FontanaArte: House of Glass, exh. cat., Le Stanze del Vetro, Milan, 2022, p. 81

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present chandelier comes from a series of several light fixtures Max Ingrand designed inspired by the petals of the Dahlia flower for Fontana Arte during his decade-long tenure as the brand’s art director. Blending the quintessentially French roots from his training there as a master glass artisan with the equally stylish tendencies of the established Italian glass house, the breathtaking drama and masterful elegance demonstrated by this work represent a highly successful synergy from the fusion of two well-known and respected individual lineages of historical design. The ‘Dahlia’ series of large, suspended fixtures featuring delicately curved glass panes in a range of confectionary hues, became an iconic style indicative of luxury in the home furnishing tastes of the 1950s-1960s, and remains a desirable and distinctive collecting opportunity today.


'Dahlia' chandelier, model no. 1563A

circa 1954
Coloured glass, brass.
50.5 cm (19 7/8 in.) drop, 129 cm (50 3/4 in.) diameter
Manufactured by Fontana Arte, Milan, Italy.

HK$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$152,400

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Hong Kong Auction 14 June 2024