Born in Nancy in 1846 where he died in 1904. He stayed in Paris and London in 1871 and 1872. In 1874 he gained the art direction of his father's firm, obtaining international successes, especially at the 1889 and 1890 Universal Exhibitions.He established the "Nancy School" in 1901 together with Majorelle, Vallin and the Daum brothers. He is one of the most representative interpreters of "Art Nouveau" floreal current. The importance of his glasswares is tied to the fact that industrial productionwent hand in hand with experimental works.