Serge Mouille 'Lampadaire Droit' Floor Lamp 'Numbered & Certificate' For Sale
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Serge Mouille 'Lampadaire Droit' Floor Lamp 'Numbered & Certificate'

About

Lampadaire Droit came to life as Serge Mouille wanted to create a practical floor light with delicate lines and a stunning visual presence. Serge Mouille lamps are produced to the original production philosophy, each piece is made entirely by hand in France using the original forms, molds and techniques created by Mouille nearly 70 years ago. The unique brass joint allows the head to swivel and turn to any position and hold steady. Each piece is stamped and numbered and comes with the original certificate signed by Madame Mouille. This example dates from March 2014, see photo of certificate which will be delivered together with the lamp. WE ALSO HOLD A BLACK VERSION OF THIS LAMP IN STOCK. PLEASE ENQUIRE WHEN INTERESTED. This is a newly produced piece that has been on display shortly. Price includes 21% VAT which will be deducted on all orders exported outside EU. Please enquire first when you are ordering outside of the EU.  

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    2014
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
    LacqueredAluminum
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Very minor little wear to base. Otherwise excellent.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 63 in. x W 27.17 in. x D 18.12 in.H 160 cm x W 69 cm x D 46 cm
  • Seller Location
    Utrecht, NL
  • Reference Number
    LU932710052851
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About Serge Mouille (Designer)

Instantly recognizable by their long slender armatures and domed, ovoid shades, the best-known lamps and 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 the School of Applied Arts 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.

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