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Serge Mouille

(1923—1988)


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(1923–88)

A leading French lighting designer in the decades immediately following the Second World War, Mouille graduated with a diploma in silversmithery from the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1941. Four years later he took up a teaching post there, also opening his own studio where he worked on lighting design alongside the design of a range of metal products. From the early 1950s he devoted himself exclusively to lighting design, including the Cocotte (1950), Osil (1953), and Flamme (1954) lights. From the late 1950s he began to experiment with neon tubing, leading to a series of floor lamps including the Colonnes series of 1962. He achieved official recognition for his work through the receipt of a number of awards including the Charles Plumet Prize for design in 1955 and a Diploma of Honour at the international Brussels Expo in 1958.

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