Serge Mouille - Design: Online Auction New York Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie Steph Simon, Paris
    Acquired from the above, early 1980s
    Phillips, New York, “Design Day Sale,” December 12, 2017, lot 30
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Pierre Émile Pralus, Serge Mouille: A French Classic, un classique français, Saint Cyr au Mont d’Or, 2006, pp. 91, 133, 205

  • Catalogue Essay

    Serge Mouille began his training as a silversmith and moved to metalwork only after World War II when he founded his atelier with the goal of modernizing French lighting. In 1953, he introduced his first lighting design inspired by organic curves and feminine forms. Mouille’s work has been compared to his contemporary Alexander Calder for its kinetic nature, often expansively sweeping through space to create stark curves and balancing precariously. In this model, Mouille devised a single S-curve from lamp shade to plug to reimagine the standard desk lamp.

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"Antony" desk lamp

circa 1955
Painted steel, painted aluminum, brass.
16 in. (40.6 cm) high
Manufactured by Atelier Serge Mouille, Paris, France.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $10,710

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