Serge Mouille, ‘Simple floor lamp with "Lampadaire" shade’, designed 1953, Phillips

Property from the Collection of Susie Tompkins Buell

Manufacturer: Atelier Serge Mouille, Paris, France

Madeleine Fuchs, "Les chemins d'un créateur de formes d'aujourd'hui: Serge Mouille," Le décor d'aujourd'hui, no. 85, 1954, p. 160
Alan and Christine Counord and Anthony DeLorenzo, Two Master Metalworkers/Deux Maîtres du Métal: Jean Prouvé, Serge Mouille, New York, 1985, pp. 111, 122-23, 130, 133
Pierre Émile Pralus, Serge Mouille: A French classic, un classique français, Saint Cyr au Mont d’Or, 2006, pp. 66, 69, 115, 118, 129, 156

DeLorenzo 1950, New York, circa 1985
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1989

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