Serge Mouille - Design Masters New York Tuesday, December 14, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Alan Grizot, Paris, France; DeLorenzo Gallery, New York; Private Collection, New York

  • Exhibited

    Louis Sognot, Salon des arts ménagers, Paris, March 1958; Exposition universelle et internationale, Brussels, Belgium, 1958; "Jean Prouvé / Serge Mouille: Two Master Metalworkers," DeLorenzo Gallery, New York, May 1985; Alan and Christine Counord, Paris, Fall 1985

  • Literature

     Anthony DeLorenzo, Alan and Christine Counord, Jean Prouvé / Serge Mouille: Two Master Metalworkers, exh. cat., New York, 1985, illustrated p. 146; Pierre Émile Pralus, Serge Mouille: a French Classic, Saint Cyr au Mont d’Or, 2006, illustrated pp. 95 and 196

  • Catalogue Essay

    Pierre Émile Pralus, author of Serge Mouille: A French Classic, states that the designer produced no more than half a dozen of these large six-arm ceiling lights. During preparations for his 1985 exhibition at DeLorenzo Gallery, New York, Mouille declared the present lot to be the only example in black and white. Mouille, who rarely abandoned the dark end of the spectrum, only painted his "black forms" white at the request of decorator Louis Sognot, with whom he exhibited the present lot at the 1958 Salon des arts ménagers, Paris.


Unique and important six-arm ceiling light

ca. 1958
Painted aluminum, painted tubular metal, brass.
33 × 77 × 70 in. (83.8 × 195.6 × 177.8 cm.), fully extended

Produced by Atelier Serge Mouille for Louis Sognot, France.

$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $230,500

Design Masters

15 December 2010
New York