Max Ingrand - Modern Masters London Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Buenos Aires

  • Literature

    'Stand di Fontana Arte alla 39a fiera di Milano', Vitrum, no. 125, May-June 1961, pp. 28, 33
    Domus, no. 382, September 1961, for a Fontana Arte advertisement
    Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Max Ingrand, Du Verre À La Lumière, Paris, 2009, p. 216 for a Fontana Arte advertisement
    Franco Deboni, Fontana Arte: Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa, Max Ingrand, Turin, 2012, figs. 427-28 for an image and a Fontana Arte advertisement

  • Catalogue Essay

    Max Ingrand was appointed Creative Director of Fontana Arte in 1954. As a designer, he experimented with the effect of light on glass, applying countless glass-making techniques on various components of lamps, mirrors, tables and several other interior designs objects. He acknowledged the importance of light to define the ambience and found in the mastery of glass the ultimate tool to manipulate light effects.


Important illuminated mirror, model no. 2044

circa 1961
Mirrored glass, coloured glass, brass.
79.2 cm (31 1/8 in.) diameter
Manufactured by Fontana Arte, Milan, Italy.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £25,000

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Madalena Horta e Costa
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Modern Masters

London Auction 27 April 2016