Serge Mouille

(1922 - 1988)
Lot 126
Serge Mouille
Two-arm wall appliqué
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $11,250
March 5, 2017
Lot 403
Serge Mouille
Rare custom Pipe Link wall appliques (3)
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Price Realized: $36,250
October 13, 2013
Lot 404
Serge Mouille
Trépied table lamps (2)
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Price Realized: $22,500
October 13, 2013
Lot 406
Serge Mouille
Simple floor lamp
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $15,625
October 13, 2013
Lot 120
Serge Mouille
Rare Dior ceiling lamp
Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000
Price Realized: $40,000
May 19, 2013
Lot 121
Serge Mouille
Agrafee clamp lamp
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,625
May 19, 2013
Lot 122
Serge Mouille
Saturne wall appliques (3)
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $18,750
May 19, 2013
Lot 123
Serge Mouille
Suspension a Trois Bras Pivotants
Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000
Price Realized: $37,500
May 19, 2013
Lot 124
Serge Mouille
Cocotte table lamp
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $6,875
May 19, 2013
Lot 263
Serge Mouille
Trépied table lamp
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $12,500
October 7, 2012
Lot 264
Serge Mouille
Cocotte table lamps (2)
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Price Realized: $25,000
October 7, 2012
Lot 265
Serge Mouille
Agrafée Clamp Table lamp
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $9,375
October 7, 2012
Lot 158
Serge Mouille
Lampadaire Simple floor lamp
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Price Realized: $20,000
May 6, 2012
Lot 59
Serge Mouille
Agrafee desk lamp
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $6,125
December 6, 2009

About The Artist


Internationally renowned French industrial designer Serge Mouille created sculptural masterpieces of lighting. His precocious talent began at the tender age of fifteen in 1937, when he began the study of silversmithing and metallurgy under renowned Parisian silversmith, Gabriel Lacroix. While teaching at the silversmith department in 1952 at the l’Ecole des Arts Appliquè in Paris, his work came to the attention of internationally renowned French designer Jacques Adnet, who saw the potential in Mouille’s experiments and discoveries with metal. Adnet subsequently commissioned the young designer to conceive and develop a system of lighting. The resulting designs were bold in their simplicity and unlike many competitors, were highly focused on functionality and versatility. Mouille’s other great obsession was the versatility of his designs. He understood that a lamp has the power to bring a room to life and intended for his designs to be used in as many different ways as possible within an interior. Each of his lamps was handmade until his designs became so popular that he was forced to introduce mechanization to the process. Unable to compromise his design integrity, he decided to cease production of the range and concentrate on teaching full time at the École des Arts Appliqués, where he remained until his death in 1988. Due to his exacting standards and arts and crafts sensibilities, the world is left with only a finite number of original works by Serge Mouille.

 

Pralus, Emile-Pierre, Serge Mouille: Un Classique Francais 1922-1988. Paris: Mont Thou Editions, 2006.
Serge Mouille Luminaires 1953-1962. Paris: Galerie 1950, 1983.

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