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Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

French, 1922-1988

Instantly recognizable by their long slender armatures and domed, ovoid shades, the best-known floor lamps and other lighting fixtures of Serge Mouille have become emblems of the organic design of the mid-20th century. Along with Jean Prouvé, Mathieu Matégot and others, Mouille brought a fresh, modern aesthetic to metalwork, one of the most tradition-bound mediums in the decorative arts.

Mouille (pronounced: MWEE) was born to a working Parisian family. At age 15, he took up studies in the metalworking atelier of that École des Arts Appliqués, under the tutelage of the goldsmith and sculptor Gabriel Lacroix. After graduating, in 1941, Mouille worked in Lacroix’s studio and began teaching at his alma mater four years later.

In the early 1950s, bothered by the preponderance of new Italian lamps and chandeliers on the market and consumed with the belief that fixtures by Gino Sarfatti and others were unnecessarily complex, Mouille opened a lighting-design workshop. He quickly won commissions from several French schools and libraries. In 1956, the influential Paris gallerist Steph Simon — who also promoted Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand and Isamu Noguchi — began to show Mouille designs, introducing his work to private collectors. Mouille would continue making handcrafted lighting fixtures at a slow but steady pace until 1964, when he stopped working to begin a long course of treatment for tuberculosis. When it was completed, Mouille returned to teaching at the École des Arts Appliqués for the remainder of his career.

With the biomorphic shades and long armatures of his fixtures, Mouille created one of the most engaging and idiosyncratic lighting aesthetics of his time. Though often described as “insect-like,” his pieces have more in common with the fluid, buoyant forms in the paintings of Jean Arp. (Mouille designed several cylindrical or columnar lamps; though highly collectible, those are interesting outliers in his body of work.)

As with Prouvé’s folded metal forms and Matégot’s perforated steel, Mouille brought a novel lightness and energy to metal furnishings. Since Mouille’s designs found renewed popularity in the early 2000s, licensed re-editions of his pieces are being produced. The disparity in price between vintage and current-day Mouille pieces is great. Older works — identification tip: the interior white reflective enameling has a yellowish cast — cost $20,000 to $40,000, and newer pieces go for 10 to 20 percent less than that. As you will see on these pages, Serge Mouille created icons of 20th century design — at once sleek, suave and friendly — that belong in any modern decor.

Find vintage Serge Mouille table lamps, chandeliers and other lighting on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Serge Mouille
Large Serge Mouille 'Plafonnier Araignée 5 Bras Cassés' Ceiling Lamp in Black
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Serge Mouille 'Plafonnier Araignée 5 Bras Cassés' ceiling lamp in black. Originally designed in 1958, this iconic chandelier is still made by Edition Serge Mouille in France...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Modern White Three Fixed Arms Spider Ceiling Sconce Lamp
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling sconce lamp model 'three fixed arms spider ceiling lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1955. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall l...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille 'Plafonnier 2 Bras Fixes' Ceiling Lamp in Black
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Serge Mouille 'Plafonnier 2 Bras Fixes' ceiling lamp in black. Originally designed in 1953, this iconic chandelier is still made by Edition Serge Mouille in France using many of t...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Large Serge Mouille 'Plafonnier Araignée 7 Bras Fixes' Ceiling Lamp in Black
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Serge Mouille 'Plafonnier Araignée 7 Bras Fixes' ceiling lamp in black. Originally designed in 1953, this iconic chandelier is still made by Edition Serge Mouille in France ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille 'Plafonnier 3 Bras Pivotants' Ceiling Lamp in Black
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Serge Mouille 'Plafonnier 3 Bras Pivotants' ceiling lamp in black. Originally designed in 1958, this iconic chandelier is still made by Edition Serge Mouille in France using many ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille 'Deux Bras Fixes Un Courbe Pivotant' Ceiling Lamp in Black
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Serge Mouille 'Deux Bras Fixes Un Courbe Pivotant' ceiling lamp in black. Originally designed in 1956, this iconic ceiling lamp is still made by Edition Serge Mouille in France us...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Two-Arm Ceiling Lamp in Black
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Simple and unique this ceiling lamp has two symmetrical curved arms which are fixed, with shades that can be rotated to any position. An elegant lamp with a small footprint that give...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Serge Mouille 'Tuyau' Ceiling Lamp in Black
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Serge Mouille 'Tuyau' ceiling lamp in black. Originally designed in 1955, this iconic ceiling lamp is still made by Edition Serge Mouille in France using many of the same small-sc...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Large Serge Mouille 'Plafonnier Araignée 5 Bras Fixes' Ceiling Lamp in Black
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Serge Mouille 'Plafonnier Araignée 5 Bras Fixes' ceiling lamp in black. Originally designed in 1955, this iconic chandelier is still made by Edition Serge Mouille in France ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille 'Plafonnier Araignée 3 Bras Fixes' Ceiling Lamp in Black
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Serge Mouille 'Plafonnier Araignée 3 Bras Fixes' ceiling lamp in black. Originally designed in 1955, this iconic chandelier is still made by Edition Serge Mouille in France using ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille 'Bibliothèque' Ceiling Lamp in Black
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Serge Mouille 'Bibliothèque' ceiling lamp in black. Originally designed in 1953, this iconic pendant lamp is still made by Edition Serge Mouille in France using many of the same s...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille 'Bibliothèque Courbe' Ceiling Lamp in Black
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Serge Mouille 'Bibliothèque Courbe' ceiling lamp in black. Originally designed in 1953, this iconic pendant lamp is still made by Edition Serge Mouille in France using many of the...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Three Rotating Arms Ceiling Lamp
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp model 'Three rotating arms ceiling lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1958. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and f...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille White Three Fixed Arms Spider Ceiling Lamp Re-Edition
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Wall ceiling lamp model 'Three Fixed Arms Spider Ceiling Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1952. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lig...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Three Rotating Arms Ceiling Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp model 'three rotating arms ceiling lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1958. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and f...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille curved Pendant Ceiling lamp "Bibliothèque" Editions Serge Mouille
By Serge Mouille
Located in London, GB
Indoor use and dry locations only/ US 60 w max E12 120 v 60 HZ Color available black or white.
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1950s Vintage Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Serge Mouille Pendant Light Chandelier
By Serge Mouille
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sculptural Snail or Escargot model chandelier or pendant light, designed by Serge Mouille in the 1950s, this example is an authorized re-edition made by Gueridon, circa 21st Century....
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Early 2000s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Serge Mouille Library Ceiling Lamp in Black
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Originally designed to illuminate bookshelves in a library, this unique lamp may also light works of art or highlight a particular area in a room. The pivoting lamp shade works well ...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Serge Mouille Library Ceiling Lamp in White
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Here is your chance to win a certified Serge Mouille Library Ceiling lamp. Its serial number is 14-0439. Made in 2014, it has been used as a display model, however, like all ceiling ...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Serge Mouille 'Snail' Ceiling Lamp
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Serge Mouille 'Snail' ceiling lamp. Originally designed in 1955, this iconic lamp is still made by Editions Serge Mouille in France using many of the original small-scale manufacturi...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass, Aluminum, Steel

Large Serge Mouille 'Snail' Ceiling Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Serge Mouille 'Snail' ceiling lamp. Originally designed in 1955, this iconic lamp is still made by Editions Serge Mouille in France using many of the original small-scale manuf...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Brass

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Three Rotating Arms Ceiling Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern black three rotating arms ceiling lamp Ceiling lamp model 'Three Rotating Arms Ceiling Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1958. Manufactured by Edit...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Three Rotating Arms Ceiling Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp model 'Three Rotating Arms Ceiling Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1958. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and f...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Three Fixed Arms Spider Ceiling Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Wall ceiling lamp model 'Three Fixed Arms Spider Ceiling Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1952. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lig...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Ceiling Pendant Lamp 6 Rotating Arms in Black and White for Sognot
By Serge Mouille
Located in London, GB
This specific model in black and white was made by Serge Mouile at the request of Louis Sognot. For years Mouille resisted to paint his "Machine a eclair" in anything else but black....
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1950s French Vintage Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Serge Mouille Ceiling Lamp 6 Rotating Arms in Black or White
By Serge Mouille
Located in London, GB
As for all of the Serge Mouille lighting collection all reflector rotating by almost 260 degree. A major sculptural work by Serge Mouille.
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1950s French Vintage Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Serge Mouille Spider Ceiling Lamp with Three Arms
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A slight angle at the end of each arm allows this classic design to be equally at home on the ceiling. With rotating heads on fixed arms, the versatility is only rivaled by its beaut...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Ceiling Pendant Lamp with Three Arms, One Rotating and Two Fixed
By Serge Mouille
Located in London, GB
Licensed edition from Serge Mouille’s original design. Pre-curser of the ceiling three arms, the ceiling two fixed arms with one curved and rotating arms has seen a great regain of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French George II Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Serge Mouille Spider Ceiling Lamp 7 Arms
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This lamp with rotating heads on seven fixed arms is a statement as much as it is a ceiling lamp - one that will command the conversation. Available in white or black. Brass swivels...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Serge Mouille Pendant ceiling Lamp Two Still Arms known as "Plafonnier 2 arms"
By Serge Mouille
Located in London, GB
Licensed edition from Serge Mouille’s original design After the resounding success of the ceiling light with three arms Mouille produced a very small batch of this ceiling lamp with...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Serge Mouille Library Ceiling Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Originally designed to illuminate bookshelves in a library, this unique lamp may also light works of art or highlight a particular area in a room. The pivoting lampshade works well a...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Ceiling Lamp with Six Rotating Arms in Black by Serge Mouille
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Impressively large, this six-arm ceiling lamp is a Mouille Classic. Tilting and rotating heads with rotating arms of 31 and 54 inches make this fixture a truly spectacular statement ...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Ceiling Lamp with Six Rotating Arms in Black and White by Serge Mouille
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Impressively large, this six-arm ceiling lamp is a Mouille Classic. Tilting and rotating heads with rotating arms of 31 and 54 inches make this fixture a truly spectacular statement ...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Ceiling Lamp with Six Rotating Arms in White, by Serge Mouille
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Impressively large, this six-arm ceiling lamp is a Mouille Classic. Tilting and rotating heads with rotating arms of 31 and 54 inches make this fixture a truly spectacular statement ...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Large Snail Ceiling Lamp by Serge Mouille in Black
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A snail shell provides the inspiration for this lamp with its swirling cut out in the circular shade. Light projects downward through the opening while the shade causes light to refl...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel, Aluminum, Brass

Small Snail Ceiling Lamp by Serge Mouille
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A snail shell provides the inspiration for this lamp with its swirling cut-out in the circular shade. Light projects downward through the opening while the shade causes light to refl...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Serge Mouille pendant ceiling lamp "Bibliothèque" by Les Editions Serge Mouille.
By Serge Mouille
Located in London, GB
Ceiling lamp designed to illuminate bookshelf in libraries or artwork the pivoting lampshade works well alone or in grouped installations. Custom drop lengths to order.
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1950s Vintage Serge Mouille Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Serge Mouille chandeliers and pendants for sale on 1stDibs

Mouille chandeliers and pendants are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Serge Mouille chandeliers and pendants, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock, we have 5 vintage editions of these items, while there are 22 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of Serge Mouille's original chandeliers and pendants were created in the mid-century modern style in France during the 21st century and contemporary. Many customers also consider chandeliers and pendants by Maison Jansen, Jacques Adnet and Max Sauze if you’re looking for additional options. The prices for Serge Mouille chandeliers and pendants can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $2,500 and tops out at $16,110, while pieces like these can sell for $7,333 on average..

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