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Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

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
Serge Mouille Large TOTEM Column Floor Lamp
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Floor lamp model 'Large TOTEM Column Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1962. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Three Rotating Arms Floor Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Floor lamp model 'Three Rotating Arms Floor Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1952. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and flo...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Aluminium Signal Column Floor Lamp Set
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of floor lamp model 'Signal Column Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1962. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor la...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Small Totem Floor Lamp by Serge Mouille
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
In his post black shapes period, Serge Mouille experimented with color and columns. With the Totem, he stacked cylindrical shades around a central lighting element. By alternating th...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Editions Serge Mouille 'Lampadaire Droit' Floor Lamp in Black
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Editions Serge Mouille 'Lampadaire Droit' floor lamp in black. Originally designed in 1953, this iconic lamp is still made by Editions Serge Mouille in France using many of the same ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Brass

Serge Mouille Floor Lamp Standing Lamp also Known as "Lampadaire Simple"
By Serge Mouille
Located in London, GB
Alongside the "Lampadaires trois bras", a need was felt to produce a less imposing model that was easier to handle. The "Lampadaire Simple" was probably the most widespread applianc...
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Early 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Standing Lamp with Three Arms in White by Serge Mouille
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is the most versatile lamp of the Mouille collection. Each ‘chapeau’ shade can be oriented differently. Sculptural in form with three rotating arms, it stands majestically on a ...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black One-Arm Standing Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Standing lamp model "One-Arm Standing Lamp" designed by Serge Mouille in 1953. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lam...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Editions Serge Mouille 'Lampadaire Droit' Floor Lamp in White
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Editions Serge Mouille 'Lampadaire Droit' floor lamp in white. Originally designed in 1953, this iconic lamp is still made by Editions Serge Mouille in France using many of the same ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Large and Small Totem Column Floor Lamp Set
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Floor lamp models 'Large Totem Column Lamp' and 'Small Totem Column Lamps' set designed by Serge Mouille in 1962. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Serge Mouille, "TOTEM" floor Lamp. Small model 117 cm
By Serge Mouille
Located in London, GB
The TOTEM by Serge Mouille exist in two sizes. The big TOTEM 170 cm and the small TOTEM 117 cm. The fluorescent tube become apparent once switch on. Originally three colors. White, r...
Category

1960s French Minimalist Vintage Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Walnut

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black One-Arm Standing Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Standing lamp model "One-Arm Standing Lamp" designed by Serge Mouille in 1953. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lam...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Standing Lamp with Three Arms in Black
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
DESCRIPTION: This is the most versatile lamp of the Mouille collection. Each ‘chapeau’ shade can be oriented differently. Sculptural in form with three rotating arms, it stands maje...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Aluminium Medium Signal Column Floor Lamp
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Floor lamp model 'Medium Signal Column Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1962. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor la...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Saturn Table Lamp
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Saturn Table Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1957. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are ...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Small TOTEM Floor Lamp by Serge Mouille
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
In his post black shapes period, Serge Mouille experimented with color and columns. With the TOTEM, he stacked cylindrical shades around a central lighting element. By alternating th...
Category

1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Signal Column Floor Lamp Set
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of floor lamp model 'Signal Column Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1962. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor la...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Small Totem Column Floor Lamp
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Floor lamp model 'Small Totem Column Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1962. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamp...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Serge Mouille Standing Floor Lamp with Three Arms in White
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is the most versatile lamp of the Mouille collection. Each ‘chapeau’ shade can be oriented differently. Sculptural in form with 3 rotating arms, it stands majestically on a trip...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass, Aluminum, Steel

Serge Mouille Standing Lamp with Three Arms in White
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is the most versatile lamp of the Mouille collection. Each ‘chapeau’ shade can be oriented differently. Sculptural in form with 3 rotating arms, it stands majestically on a trip...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass, Aluminum, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White One-Arm Standing Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Standing lamp model "One-Arm Standing Lamp" designed by Serge Mouille in 1953. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lam...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Bronze

Editions Serge Mouille 'Lampadaire 3 Bras Pivotants' Floor Lamp
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Editions Serge Mouille 'Lampadaire 3 Bras Pivotants' floor lamp. Originally designed in 1952, this iconic lamp is still made by Editions Serge Mouille in France using many of the sam...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Brass

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Three Rotating Arms Floor Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Floor lamp model 'Three Rotating Arms Floor Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1952. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and flo...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Signal Column Floor Lamp Set
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of floor lamp model 'Signal Column Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1962. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor la...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Serge Mouille, "TOTEM" Floor Lamp, Tall Model
By Serge Mouille
Located in London, GB
The TOTEM by Serge Mouille exist in two sizes. The big TOTEM 170 cm and the small TOTEM 117 cm. The fluorescent tube become apparent once switch on. Originally three colors. White, r...
Category

1960s French Minimalist Vintage Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Walnut

Vintage Original "Lampadaire" by Serge Mouille, 1953
By Serge Mouille
Located in New York, NY
Vintage, original floor lamp - "Lampadaire Simple" by Serge Mouille, 1953. Enameled steel, enameled aluminum and brass. All parts, paint and wiring are original. Lamp is in excellent...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Small Signal Floor Lamp by Serge Mouille
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Licensed edition from Serge Mouille’s original design, created in 1962. 10 years after producing his famous first designs, Mouille departed from naturalism and created a serie...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Medium Signal Column Floor Lamp
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Floor lamp model 'Medium Signal Column Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1962. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor la...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Serge Mouille Black Saturn Table Lamp, Re-edition
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Saturn Table Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1957. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are ...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Large Signal Column Floor Lamp
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Floor lamp model 'Large Signal Column Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1962. Manufactured by Collection Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor l...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Saturn Table Lamp
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Saturn Table Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1957. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are ...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel, Aluminum, Brass

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Aluminium Large Signal Column Floor Lamp
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Floor lamp model 'Large Signal Column Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1962. Manufactured by Collection Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor l...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Saturn Table Lamp
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Saturn Table Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1957. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are ...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Saturn Table Lamp
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Saturn Table Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1957. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are ...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White One-Arm Standing Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Standing lamp model "One-Arm Standing Lamp" designed by Serge Mouille in 1953. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lam...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Bronze

FaltaPB*Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Three Rotating Arms Floor Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Floor lamp model 'Three Rotating Arms Floor Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1952. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and flo...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Small Signal Column Floor Lamp
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Floor lamp model 'Small Signal Column Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1962. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lam...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Medium Signal Floor Lamp by Serge Mouille
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Licensed edition from Serge Mouille’s original design, created in 1962. 10 years after producing his famous first designs, Mouille departed from naturalism and created a series of l...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Large Signal Floor Lamp by Serge Mouille
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Steel pedestals featuring a combination of incandescent and fluorescent lighting. Each glows through rhythmical cuts in solid panes. The upper part is composed of four elements ta...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Medium Signal Floor Lamp by Serge Mouille
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Steel pedestals featuring a combination of incandescent and fluorescent lighting. Each glows through rhythmical cuts in solid panes. The upper part is composed of four elements ta...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Serge Mouille floor lamps for sale on 1stDibs

Serge Mouille floor lamps are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Serge Mouille floor lamps, there are many options, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock, we have 6 vintage editions of these items, while there are 32 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of Serge Mouille's original floor lamps were created in the mid-century modern style in Europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider floor lamps by Pierre Guariche, Maison Baguès and Georges Pelletier. Prices for Serge Mouille floor lamps can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $2,650 and tops out at $29,900, while pieces like these can sell for $8,188 on average.

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