Serge Mouille, ‘Set of three "Œil" wall lights’, ca. 1956, Phillips

Property from an Important Collection

Each: 4 x 8 x 10 1/2 in. (10.2 x 20.3 x 26.7 cm)
Editioned by Galerie Steph Simon, Paris, France.

Manufacturer: Atelier Serge Mouille

Alan and Christine Counord and Anthony DeLorenzo, Two Master Metalworkers/Deux Maîtres du Métal: Jean Prouvé, Serge Mouille, New York, 1985, pp. 127, 131, p. 134 for a Steph Simon prospectus
Alan and Christine Counord, Serge Mouille: Luminaires, Bordeaux, 1993, p. 14
Pierre Émile Pralus, Serge Mouille: A French classic, un classique français, Saint Cyr au Mont d’Or, 2006, p. 66 for a drawing, p. 180

Tajan, Paris, “Design,” May 24, 2005, lot 101
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Serge Mouille

Born and raised in Paris, iconic lighting designer Serge Mouille began his career creating silverware, but by the early 1950s he had shifted his focus to light fixtures. He saw his own practice as a corrective to the “too complicated” Italian models that by that point were all but flooding the market. Large and graphic, Mouille’s lamps’ contorted black-painted metal forms, often designed to hang from walls and ceilings, evoke the kinetic mobiles of Alexander Calder.

French, 1922-1988, Paris, France, based in Paris, France