Serge Mouille

French industrialist, silversmith and teacher, Serge Mouille is better known for his modernist lights. His skilful mastery of metalwork can be seen in all his designs. The son of the policeman and seamstress, Mouille were built with a passion for metal works from an earlier age. At 13, he started training in the School of Applied Arts' silver workshop, studying under sculptor, Gabriel Lacroix. He was the youngest student there. Mouille graduated in 1941 with your a gift for that trade he became a teacher in the school just four years later. The same year, younger crowd opened their own workshop, initially focusing on handrails, wall sconces and chandeliers. In the 1950s, he soon started to design intricate, hand-crafted floor lights and wall mounted lamps. These were inspired through the female form, particularly the musculature and skeleton. Showcased alongside Charlotte Perriand, Isamu Noguchi and Jean Prouvé, Mouille's lamps soon grabbed the worldwide attention. In the mid 1950s, Hollywood legend, Henry Fonda turned up at his workshop and refused to leave until Mouille designed him a lamp. This became the first Mouille lamp to reach America. Mouille's creations are timeless classics that still look modern today. His most iconic designs include the Contemporary Pendant Lamp, the MFL-3 Style Contemporary Floor Lamp, the MSC-R1C Contemporary Wall Lamp, MCL-R6 Style Contemporary Pendant Lamp and MSC-R2 Style Contemporary Wall Lamp.