Ernest-Marius Sabino was born in Sicily, and moved to France with his family when he was young. He attended the Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. After WWI, Sabino founded a factory that manufactured traditional light fixtures of wood or bronze, and later switched to glass fixtures. A contemporary of Rene Lalique, Sabino designed his glassware and lighting himself until 1930, when he hired a production manager named Grivois, whose objective was to make lighting transcend banality. Sabino used pressed and molded pattern glass in bas-relief. Sabino's glass products included menu holders, statues, large vases, panels, ceiling tiles, pilasters, columns, doors,... more.