Serge Mouille, ‘"Simple" Floor Lamp’, circa 1953, Sotheby's: Important Design

Produced by Atelier Serge Mouille, France

Pierre Émile Pralus, Serge Mouille: A French Classic, Paris, 2006, pp. 69, 156-157
Charlotte and Peter Fiell, eds., 1000 Lights: 1879 to 1959, Cologne, 2005, p. 502

Galerie Arcanes, Paris
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