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

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Antony Table Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Antony Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1955. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufa...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille "Saturn" Table Lamp in White
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Serge Mouille "Saturn" table lamp in white. Originally designed in 1957, this iconic lamp is still made by Edition Serge Mouille in France using many of the same small-scale manufact...
Category

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

Materials

Brass, Aluminum, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Tripod Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Tripod Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1954. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufa...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Tripod Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Tripod Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1954. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufa...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Antony Table Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Antony Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1955. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufa...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille "Saturn" Table Lamp in Black
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Serge Mouille "Saturn" table lamp in black. Originally designed in 1957, this iconic lamp is still made by Edition Serge Mouille in France using many of the same small-scale manufact...
Category

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

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Brass

Serge Mouille "Cocotte" Desk Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in London, GB
A Serge Mouille desk lamp model "Cocotte" in black or white.
Category

2010s French Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

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

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Table or Desk Lamp Model Antony
By Serge Mouille
Located in London, GB
Designed for the student of University Antony in Paris.
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2010s French Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Serge Mouille 'Lampe Tripode' Table Lamp in Black
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Serge Mouille 'Lampe Tripode' table lamp in black. Originally designed in 1954, this iconic lamp is still made by Edition Serge Mouille in France using many of the same small-scale m...
Category

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

Materials

Brass, Aluminum, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Tripod Lamp
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Tripod Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1954. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufa...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Clamp Desk Lamp with Double Rotule
By Serge Mouille
Located in London, GB
Serge Mouille desk lamp with the double brass "rotule". Acting as an uplighter or a downlighter. Available in black or white.
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1950s French Vintage Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Serge Mouille Tripod Desk Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This sconce is a certified re-edition, produced by the family of Serge Mouille on the site of his original workshop. The shade of this lamp is modeled after a “moule” or mussel shel...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Serge Mouille Green Table lamp, France, 1950
By Serge Mouille
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful French lamp of the 50’s by Aluminor with large reflector in metal painted antique green in the style of Designer Serge Mouille, mounted on flexible brass foot. The lamp is...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

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

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille "Agrafée" or Single Rotule Designed for Yves Saint Laurent
By Serge Mouille
Located in London, GB
This was Yves Saint Laurent favourite working lamp to draw his sketches. Note that only the reflector can nove as an uplighter or a downlighter. We can made the angle length to your...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Serge Mouille "Cocotte" Table or Wall Lamp in Black
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Serge Mouille "Cocotte" table or wall lamp in black. Originally designed in 1957, this iconic lamp is still made by Edition Serge Mouille in France using many of the same small-scale...
Category

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

Materials

Brass, Aluminum, Steel

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

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Tripod Desk Lamp in White
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The shade of this lamp is modeled after a "moule" or mussel shell. The arm is connected by a brass swivel and supported by an unusual tripod base with legs bent at the front accentin...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Brass

Serge Mouille Agrafee Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An original edition lamp, circa 1956. Beautiful original surface.
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1950s French Vintage Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Enamel, Steel

Agrafee Desk Lamp, Double Swivel, by Serge Mouille
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Clamp desk lamp with pivoting arm. At 26 inches at their highest, these lamps may affix to many surfaces providing direct lighting where it is needed. Available in white or black. Br...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Serge Mouille Tripod Desk Lamp in Black
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
DESCRIPTION: This desk lamp is a certified re-edition, produced by the family of Serge Mouille on the site of his original workshop. The shade of this lamp is modeled after a “moule...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Serge Mouille Desk Lamp Saturn
By Serge Mouille
Located in London, GB
Licensed edition from Serge Mouille’s original design In 1957 Mouille release a variation of the Saturn sconce but as a desk lamp.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Cocotte Desk Lamp in Black
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
DESCRIPTION: This desk lamp is a certified re-edition, produced by the family of Serge Mouille on the site of his original workshop. An elegant triangular base supporting a slender,...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

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

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Antony Table Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Antony Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1955. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufa...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Steel, Aluminum

Serge Mouille, Table Lamp Agrafée Deux Rotules, France, 1958
By Serge Mouille
Located in Greding, DE
Serge Mouille Agrafée table lamp with clamp fastening and two ball joints. Designed in 1958. Prov.: The lamp comes from a large collection bought in Paris in the 1980s. Cf. lit.: Pie...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Serge Mouille "Agrafée" Desk Lamp in Metal and Brass, France, 1950s
By Serge Mouille
Located in Stockholm, SE
Very rare desk / clip "Agrafée Deux Rotules" lamp designed by Serge Mouille from the 1950s. Lamp is in good vintage condition and showing beautiful patina from age and use. Prove...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Serge Mouille 'Lampe Tripode' Table Lamp in White
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Serge Mouille 'Lampe Tripode' table lamp in white. Originally designed in 1954, this iconic lamp is still made by Edition Serge Mouille in France using many of the same small-scale m...
Category

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

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Antony Table Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Antony Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1955. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufa...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Two Swivels Agrafée Table Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Two Swivels Agrafée table lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1957. Manufactured by Collection Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and f...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Tripod Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Tripod Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1954. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufa...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

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

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Antony Table Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Antony Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1955. Manufactured by Collection Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manu...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

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

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Tripod Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Tripod Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1954. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufa...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Antony Table Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Antony Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1955. Manufactured by Collection Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manu...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Antony Table Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Antony Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1955. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufa...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Antony Table Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Antony Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1955. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufa...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Saturne Desk Lamp by Serge Mouille
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Taking the planet as inspiration, this desk lamp is a unique source of light, comparable to an eclipse. At the time, it was a revolutionary piece of metal work. Mounted on a brass sw...
Category

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

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Agrafee Desk Lamp by Serge Mouille
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Clamp desk lamp. At 36 inches at its highest, these lamps may affix to many surfaces providing direct lighting where it is needed. The entire collection of licensed Serge Mouille ...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Serge Mouille Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Serge Mouille table lamps for sale on 1stDibs

Mouille table 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 table lamps, there are many options, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 7 vintage editions of these items, while there are 32 modern editions to choose from as well. Several of Serge Mouille's original table lamps were created in the mid-century modern style in France during the 21st century and contemporary. Many customers also consider table lamps by Editions Serge Mouille, Pierre Guariche and Disderot if you’re looking for additional options. Prices for Serge Mouille table lamps can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$1,387 and tops out at US$20,234, while pieces like these can sell for US$2,599.

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