Edgar Brandt was born in Paris in 1880. In 1902,he opened a wrought-iron studio and assembled a collaborative team of designer. His creations were initially treated in the art nouveau style, then on his stand at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in 1925, he presented pieces with stylised ornamentation. He became highly successful. He then opened a gallery where he exhibited his wrought iron creations, including monumental railings, staircase banisters, floor lamps and chandeliers, fireplace screens, tables, consoles and objects. Brandt also worked in bronze, aluminium and steel, sometimes in collaboration with artists such as Jean Dunand and Gilbert Poillerat. He passed away in Geneva in 1960.