When thirteen year old Serge Mouille (1922-1988) decided to attend the School of Applied Arts in Paris, nobody imagined the youngest student of the school would soon become a master metalworker and one of the 50s most famous designers of lighting fixtures.
His lamps, with their willowy silhouettes, bold monochrome palette and anthropomorphic shades are much sought-after today, by those who love the handmade feel of Mouille’s lighting. The small idiosyncrasies of production, the aged patination to the brass ball-and-socket joints, the yellowing of the reflective white interior paint… All qualities that are hard to come by. The contrast between the low-tech handcrafted quality of the studio production and the bold futuristic and anthropomorphic quality of the forms is exquisite.
Due to the proliferation of counterfeit Serge Mouille lighting, his spouse Gin Mouille decided to introduce a new edition originally designed in the early 1950s. The shades are produced with the use of original moulds, proportions, materials and techniques. Only 600 pieces from the entire collection are produced each year and are exported all over the world. Each piece is stamped, numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Country of origin: France