You may know us as the premier source for (and staunchest fans of) Serge Mouille designs, but aside from his standout designs we have a vast collection of many other mid 20th century European designs. Today we would like to shine the spotlight on another European designer that is known for his ceramics.
The French designer, Roger Capron made a considerable contribution to mid-20th century modern design with beautiful ceramic designs. These are some of his distinct coffee tables:
This is the “Herbiers” Tiles table with Impressed Leaves made by Roger Capron in early 1970′s in Vallauris, France.
This extremely rare coffee table is made with lava tiles. The size of the tiles used on this table is impressive as it is very difficult to fire ceramics of this size without jeopardizing the design.
This vintage hexagonal coffee table is a one-of-a-kind design that will add an edge to your sitting room
When designing your home interior consider placing one these next to a standing floor lamp to highlight their unique design.
“Serge Mouille made each of his lamps by hand and never used machine technology to maximize production numbers.”
Serge Mouille has become known as the foremost French designer of lights of the 1950s. He trained as a silversmith under the artist and sculptor Gilbert LaCroix and then began his career as an assistant in his studio.
He joined the Resistance in 1944 and once the war was over he opened his own studio. He designed banisters, chandeliers and wall sconces. He also designed an automobile in conjunction with other artists called ‘le Zebre’. In 1953 he was commissioned to design light fixtures. This proved to be the art that would dominate his work for the rest of his life.
Some of his best-known works include:
He saw his works as a response to the Italian models that had overrun the design market at the time. He saw the Italian designs as inspiring but a much too complicated design for his taste. His modern design lighting fixtures are known for their simplicity, but a simplicity that never sacrifices but only serves to enhnace their striking and tasteful nature.
Over the last few years vintage clothing and furniture has come back in style. Flea-markets have become the hottest destination and thrift shops have replaced chain clothing stores. The technical meaning of vintage is something that is old but not necessarily old enough to be considered antique. Vintage furniture can add a rustic, warm and homey feel to a living, dining or even bedroom. Each piece seems to connote a narrative, a story that began at its original owners and continues as each owner molds their home around the piece.
One of the only gripes that people have with vintage products is that it is often not in the best condition. When you buy furniture you would like to know that it is sturdy and durable. We at Serge Mouille created a whole line of ‘new-vintage’ furniture, fusing the beautiful look and feel of vintage design, with the quality and durability of a new piece.
Ceramic table lamps can add character to a plain room
A wooden bench adds a rustic look to a room. Perfect for the hallway, or against a bare wall.
A custom made wooden table adds a warm, homey feel.
A major hangup, when it comes to modern interior lighting, is the idea that once you add a fixture to a certain space it is a permanent placement–hence “fixture”. Many of Serge’s original designs were indeed meant to become a permanent part of a space’s final design, however, the option is available to surpass this idea and still have the opportunity to have Serge Mouille designed products present. The answer: Standing Lamps
Now, you can finish up your interior design without worrying about the permanence of your lighting fixtures!
You already know Serge Mouille products for their purity in craftsmanship and longevity in design. There is one aspect of this modern lighting savant that is often overlooked–the pure ingenuity. The rotating sconce is a perfect example of the seemingly weird additions to his creations that ultimately changed lighting–it is now commonplace to twist, turn, and rotate a rooms lighting.
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The Spider Sconce style of modern lighting, from Serge Mouille, set a precedent that was unmatched since its unveiling. These kinds of lights don’t just “work” in a certain room or space–they make the room or space. Labeled spider sconces because of their symmetrical “legs” that branch out to encompass the room with playful shadows, these wonderful examples of modern design can be used in a variety of settings. You will eventually forget they are named after an arachnid.
Okay, you’ve moved into the new office. Painstakingly, you picked out a gorgeous new desk and computer to match. Take a look around, you’re clearly well on the way to creating an office with all the best aspects of modern design. There is one problem though; that stock lamp from the department store is not going to cut it. You need some real modern lighting. Take a look at a few of these examples:
Cocotte Desk Lamp
Tripod Desk Lamp
Agrafee Desk Lamp
Adding modern light fixtures to your home not only provides you with fashionable lights that will light up any living space, it also ups the resell value of your home when it is time to pack up and relocate.
Homes built recently have aesthetics with the modern crowd in mind. By “modern” we mean young professionals in-tune with both fashion and function. Such individuals follow the latest trends and give a lot of credence to how things work and how things look at the same time. They prefer smooth designs over classical opulence in home designs. This is why installing modern ceiling lamps and wall sconces in a new home is an investment you should make.
As the young get older, they will come to appreciate modern designs and will gravitate toward living spaces that match their own tastes. What better way to prepare for this than installing modern lights? Future buyers will be more likely to consider your piece of property than they would with a house that has an interior straight out of a 1950′s catalog. Thankfully, Serge Mouille lights are not just for show and provide more than adequate lighting in whatever room it is placed in.
For a selection of light fixtures for modern homes, visit Serge Mouille today.
Have you ever tried working in almost pitch black darkness? How about working with a lamp shining dim light on top of you? You might notice how hard it is to get anything done. You feel tired, sluggish, and generally lazy. Keep doing work in low or poorly lit environments and after a time you will slowly realize that your ability to work is plummeting rapidly. Why is that? Well, the surprising fact is that lighting affects a person’s mood. But fear not! Modern lighting will not only improve the lighting inside a room, but also your ability to work.
How does lighting affect productivity? Think about it for a moment. When night falls upon you, your body takes notice of it and you begin to feel tired. Working under poor lighting conditions does the exact same thing to your body. It can be very sunny outside but inside, without access to natural lighting or evenmodern light fixtures for that matter, your body will be yelling at you to check out for the day. The decrease in productivity due to poor lighting is of major concern for businesses. This is why being able to provide adequate lighting is of the utmost concern for many offices.
Be sure to keep your area well-lit, this will not only keep your staff working hard but keep them healthy.
As homeowners we have an idea of how we want our house to look and feel. While the outside is important for first impressions and giving off a welcome vibe, the inside is just as important for showing off your personal style to guests. The furniture and the overall decor is vital to the house’s style for sure, but modern lighting will definitely add to the ambiance of the entire house.
Most households are happy with a simple standing lamp with a single bulb. They might spruce it up with a compact fluorescent light bulb but that is as far as most people go with it. But Serge Mouille lighting fixtures are more than lamps, they are pieces of art that cast more than light onto the surrounding area in which it is placed. These lighting fixtures cast both style and class to the room and to the entire house. Serge Mouille is the name in modern lighting and to have one of his handcrafted pieces as part of your home conveys that you have a great sense of style and taste.
When looking to light your home you need to consider if you want to simply brighten your room or accentuate your room with both light and fashion.