Galerie Jacques Lacoste
There was once a look, that of Jacques Lacoste . When he was offered the Archives of Jean Royere , it acquires, fascinated by the richness of these some 5,000 documents. Exceptional tool for research and authentication, symbolic sum of the creation of the 50s, they transform this art historian and his team in real archaeologists design. The gallery becomes the place required expertise creations of Jean Royere .
His gaze still arises during a visit to the headquarters of Saint-Gobain, a set of furniture and lighting slabs of sandblasted glass, left dormant and which will decide his enthusiasm for the work of Max Ingrand . He will become the indispensable specialist famous master glassmaker.
The rectilinear geometry of the 30s to the curvilinear geometry of the 50s, Jacques Lacoste Gallery continues its research work. Each object has its memory, it is she? The track, revive, that's one of the tasks that is required the gallery where the creations of Jean Royere, Max Ingrand and Alexandre Noll alongside ceramics Georges Jouve or luminaire Serge Mouille ... gradually reducing the space between furniture and sculpture.
Lamp, circa 1960
Master glass artist, inventor, Max discovers very young Ingrand the windows of Chartres Cathedral and knows once the glass is his passion. His whole life is dedicated to the mastery of these "strange powers". Celebrate the light, show the magic glass works on the natural and its role in the perception of architecture inspire his finest creations. He keeps playing with that which is reflected in its etched mirrors or otherwise related to the word of God contained in the beautiful stained glass windows for churches in France, Brazil, the United States .
His talent is exercised in a variety of areas. Figure Art Deco, it puts on its mirrors Normandy, decorates the rooms of Elsie de Wolfe, Helena Rubinstein, collaborates with architects and lends his talent to designers such as Jules Leleu, André Arbus, Marc du Plantier or to the blacksmith Gilbert Poillerat. While electricity and its applications are revolutionizing lighting, Max wants Ingrand "dress light."
Fontana Arte artistic director from 1954 to 1967, he produced what would become the icon of design table in white opal lamp, designed in 1954 . Satin glass, polished glass slab, cut and frosted ice chisel, shaped ice drop, faceted polished glass, metal, bronze, golden brass, wood, Ingrand Max plays with materials and use of increasingly bold technology while focusing on form. And when Saint-Gobain entrusted the layout and decoration of its headquarters in 1960, it requires light and transparency by creating partitioned areas of plate glass, "Secret Materials, difficult to work but how noble and precious, the glass seems the ideal complement to the light, one in which she plays by transmitting, in reflecting, this is a perfect combination" Max Ingrand.
Lamp shade in white opal glass and white lacquered base.
53 x ∅38,5 cm