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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.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Galerie Downtown - François Laffanour at TEFAF Maastricht 2019Galerie Downtown - François Laffanour
Galerie Downtown - François Laffanour at TEFAF New York Spring 2019Galerie Downtown - François Laffanour
2017
日本DADA STUDIOS
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Wall Lamp «Eyes», 1956

Painted metal and aluminium
3 9/10 × 4 7/10 in
10 × 12 cm
Location
Paris
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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.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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