Europe in the mid-1900s produced arguably the greatest array of talent in industrial furniture design. Combined with their brilliant counterparts across the Atlantic, these inspirational architects and designers helped change the course of interior design and ushered in the timeless style of Mid-Century Modern. There is something innately captivating and timeless about the many designs produced in this golden era. Crafted with great care and unassuming brilliance, the ingenious lamps of Serge Mouille are part of this exclusive club, and they are still as popular as ever.
Born in Paris, Serge Mouille was obviously influenced by this glamorous city. Initially a silversmith who acquired great mastery over metal at a very early age, Mouille stepped into the world of French Industrial Design in the late 1940s. It was in 1953 that he made the first of the famous original arm lamps, which are now sought-after collectibles across the globe. At home in pretty much any setting, these audacious and polished lighting fixtures are both dramatic and minimal!
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Sculptural Floor Lamps
Picking the right floor lamp can often be a difficult task. With pendant lights gaining popularity and space becoming a premium, many homeowners are looking for lighting options that are ergonomic and yet visually impressive. But the Serge Mouille floor lamps seem to defy this trend, and along with the classic Arco, they are arguably the most sough-after lamps in the genre. It is not too hard to understand why once you take a look at this petite creation. Crafted by Mouille as an austere response to the plethora of bourgeois Italian lamps flooding the market in the mid-’50s, the metallic delight is arguably the first true minimalist floor lamp!
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One of the biggest advantages of the Serge Mouille arm lamps is that they not only occupy little foot space, they also bring a sense of visual airiness to the space. Available in black and white hues, the lamps also add a dash of metallic glint to pretty much any space that they adorn. First displayed in the Steph Simon Gallery in Paris from 1956, these super-slim lamps with their many arms are still making huge waves.
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Stylish and Functional Sconces
Sconces might not be as popular or as visible as the dazzling chandeliers and pendants in general. But when it comes to the Serge Mouille collection of sconces, it is all about simple elegance making a bold visual statement. These almost alien-looking lamps are an ideal choice for those looking to add bedside lighting to their posh, minimalist bedrooms. Taking up barely any space, the sconces are available in several different versions that range from those with a single rotation arm, to giants that spread out their 5 wafer-thin extensions that can be moved around with ease.
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If you are a bookworm who loves to catch up with a thrilling page-turner in bed, like some of us do, then the Serge Mouille sconces are the perfect choice. They are also great space-savers in small living rooms and kitchens where you need the right blend of functional and focused lighting. You can even opt for the inimitable Spider Sconce, if you have a few thousand dollars to spare!
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Arms from the Sky!
There is no doubt that the Mouille creations look like eerie extraterrestrials at times, and we mean that in a good way, of course! Painting a truly spectacular visual, the grand ceiling lights in the collection are an instant focal point in any room. Equipped with rotating arms and heads, these range from the modest three-arm ceiling lamp to the amazing 7-arm spider ceiling lamp that promises to serve all your lighting needs. Thanks to the flexible heads and arms, you can switch between ambient and focused lighting with ease, and a single fixture can serve you in more ways than one.
Despite their nonchalant and whimsical approach, the Serge Mouille lamps are all business! Since the great man spent endless hours crafting many lamps on his own, a true original is well worth a 6-figure check! But you can get the current productions at prices that range from $3000 to $15,000 depending on the model and number of arms. You might still need you to save up for a while to own one of these, but it is well worth the extra effort… A true French icon
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