Instantly recognizable by their long slender armatures and domed, ovoid shades, the best-known lamps and lighting fixtures of Serge Mouille have become emblems of the organic design of the mid-20th century. Along with Jean Prouvé, Mathieu Matégot and others, Mouille brought a fresh, modern aesthetic to metalwork, one of the most tradition-bound mediums in the decorative arts.
FLOOR LAMP – 1 ARM
Clean, simple lines describe the elegance of this Serge Mouille standing lamp. A long, slender arm, supported by a tapered triangular base, allows the swiveling shade to illuminate at any angle.
FLOOR LAMP – 3 ARMS
The 3 arm standing lamp is the most versatile lamp of the Mouille collection. Each ‘chapeau’ shade can be oriented differently and each arm rotates 90 degree angle. This lamp stands majestically on a tripod base ending with tapered legs. No wonder why we often heard from our clients: “I can’t take my eyes off it”, “there is something magical about this lamp”, “I feel the lamp wants to talk to me”
SIGNAL FLOOR LAMPS
Serge Mouille designed these floor lamps in 1962, 10 years after the more iconic line. Using the trendy fluorescent light inside the column combined with the incandescent light hidden on top of the column, these standing lamps come in 3 different sizes: Petit Signal, Grand Signal, Très Grand Signal.
TOTEM FLOOR LAMPS
Also designed in 1962, these columns were called totem due to a series of cylindrical cups stacked at different lengths from one another, around the fluorescent central light running through the entire lamp. There is no sharp angle in this floor lamp, in contrast with the Signal standing lamp. By alternating the shades up or down, the light’s intensity is not uniform by design. Serge Mouille used his genius mind to perfectly hide the mechanism that holds the lamp together as this lamp is the most difficult lamp to assemble in the entire Mouille lighting collection. Who would have thought?