Wall lamp with one straight arm and one rotating curved arm. Numbered and signed.
Steel, aluminium, brass.
Height 73 cm x Length 185 cm x Depht 32 cm.
Serge Mouille France (1922 - 1988)
Born in Paris, Serge Mouille's parents, a policeman and a seamstress, were disappointed by his decision, at the age of 13, to enroll in the School of Applied Arts' silver workshop. The youngest student there, he embraced metallurgy and silversmithing and was so gifted at the trade, he started teaching at 25. After getting his degree, he worked for a few different companies and apprenticed under Gabriel Lacroix before starting his own workshop.
In 1953, Mouille introduced his first lighting design, the Three-Arm Floor Lamp. Drawing on his intimate knowledge of metals, as well as his interest in musculature and skeletons, the Three-Arm Lamp was both minimal and organic in form. The shape of the shades was inspired by one of his favorite things the female form. "Lamps are there to be touched," said the designer. Though his logic might be somewhat suspect, the design was anything but. The Three-Arm Lamp has gone on to become an icon of modern design, originals fetching as much as six figures at auction.
The Rotating 2 Arm Wall Lamp by Serge Mouille is a versatile lamp that is able to light up two areas at once. The arms individually rotate while the shades tilt and revolve on their own. A dual switch on the mounting plate allows for independently control of the lighting.
The tripod shade is a classic Serge Mouille icon. The body and shade are made from molded lacquered metal, the interior of the shade is finished in lacquered white to reflect the light. Hardware and fittings on the Serge Mouille lighting luminaires are finished with solid brass swivel connections at the joints which allows each head to be moved.
Each Mouille lamp is numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Many of the floor and wall scones can be ordered with a custom arm length. The Tripode table lamp is designed by Serge Mouille, 1954
Arm Lengths: 44.5" & 71.5"