Table lamp by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte as seen in Le Mepris

Designer: Max Ingrand

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

This beauty of a table lamp was designed by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte in the 1950s.

Made of white glass this lamp plays a starring role in Jean-Luc Goddard’s Le Mepris (Contempt) as Paul and Camille Javal (Michel Piccoli and Brigitte Bardot) go through a series of arguments and reconciliations in their apartment.

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French modern designer, decorator, and glassworker Max Ingrand (1908-1969) studied interior design at École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, specializing in decorative arts under decorator and glassmaker Jacques Gruber and architect Charles Lemaresquier and was artistic director of Italian contemporary lighting company Fontana Arte where he created several successful lamps, including the Fontana table lamp (1954), which is still produced today.

This lamp is available in three sizes – Small: 20dia x 34cmh, Medium: 32dia x 53cmh, Large: 47dia x 78cmh