His inventive gifts, his vision in art as in armament, the quality of his works and his success strory have made Edgar William BRANDT one of France's most famous and respected industrialists

Edgar William Brandt was born in Paris on December 24 1880. His father, Charles Eugène Brandt, was a displaced person from Alsace, the French province annexed by Prussia in 1871. After a childhood in the 'Sologne' (a woody region of central France) and studies at Vierzon's Technical College, he returned to the capital to start a brilliant career.