Friday, January 29, 2010


Known primarily for his design of lighting fixtures, Parisian born Serge Mouille (1922-1988) designed large, angular, insect-like wall, ceiling mounted and standing lamps with several arms and smaller, more curved wall-sconces. Some of his best known designs from the 1950’s period are his “Oeil” lamp (1953), “Flammes” (1954) and “Saturn” (1958). He worked to achieve a kinetic, sculptural aesthetic that evoked a sense of movement in space. He also claimed his lighting fixtures were “a reaction to the Italian models, which were beginning to invade the market in 1950,” and which he thought to be “too complicated.” His designs from this period were shown mainly at the Steph Simon Gallery in Paris.” * With education in metallurgy and a diploma in silversmithing, Mouille remains famous primarily for his minimalist designs and use of uniformly black painted metal materials. Re-editions of his designs can be sourced from select dealers and retailers.

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Three arm standing lamp (top)
Ceiling lamp (2nd)
Wall lamp (3rd)
One arm standing lamp (4th)
Wall lamp (bottom)


  1. That's an impressive design!

    Their details reminds me two companies I found the other day, Boca do Lobo and Delightfull. Their furniture designs are like art pieces: and .

    Love your Blog! Keep posting!

  2. Thank's Diogo, I visit the pages and they are incredable!brands, both of them!
    The lighting of Delightfull are gorgeous. I will search up more information about this brands!
    Love It!