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Serge Mouille
A RARE FIVE-BRANCH "ARAIGNÉE" CEILING LIGHT
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 120,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
35
Serge Mouille
A RARE FIVE-BRANCH "ARAIGNÉE" CEILING LIGHT
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 120,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Serge Mouille
A RARE FIVE-BRANCH "ARAIGNÉE" CEILING LIGHT

Provenance

DeLorenzo 1950, New York

Literature

Bernard Champigneulle, “Les Décorateurs Travaillent Pour La Jeunesse,” Art & Décoration, No. 41, 1954, p. 17 (for a similar example of the seven-branch variant at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs, 1954)
Ensembles Mobiliers, Paris, 1955, pl. 2
Pierre Émile Pralus, Serge Mouille:  A French Classic, Paris, 2006, p. 192

Catalogue Note

This example of the “Araignée” ceiling light contains “Godet” reflectors, which are hammered in a triangular form.  The bent arms and adapted shades prohibit the direct view of the bulbs when seated below the ceiling light.  This design was featured prominently in the stand of Geneviève Pons in the June 1954 Salon des Artistes Décorateurs.  Organized around the theme of “Jeunesse” or youth, the items exhibited sought to find artistic solutions for a typical family’s daily needs and difficulties.

Important 20th Century Design

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