Serge Mouille, Lighting Designer

As I was perusing through the usual subjects of mid-century design I stumbled across the ever so fantastic Serge Mouille, who seems to have had a recent web design update. Although not totally finished at the moment it looks like the studio will be releasing a publication of photography featuring Serge himself and exclusive imagery from inside the studio. As you know I’m pretty much a sucker for snaps of craftsman at work, so when I saw …

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Lamps and Lighting by Foscarini

One aspect of my office that’s severely lacking is in the lighting department, I’m pretty fussy, as you can imagine, and I’ve had a problem finding good quality lights that don’t take up too much room. A Serge Mouille piece for example is beautiful, but they’re very large and the price is pretty off-putting, there has to be different options out there that I haven’t already seen before. Plus, it’s not that often that you get a space big enough in a house …

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Views of the Jean Prouvé Exhibition at Jousse Entreprise

Our good friends at WO AND WÉ, a site that I’ve admired for quite a while now, put me onto this Jean Prouvé exhibiton that started last month at Jousse Entreprise, a gallery in Paris that showcases a range of well-known designers like Le Corbusier, Serge Mouille, and Alexandre Noll. Most of which we’ve covered here in the past. I’m not one for copying over content and we and …

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50’s – 70’s Lamps and Lighting

Today I’ve been looking at some lighting and lamp inspiration, Serge Mouille was my last exploration into the field but today we’re going to look at a variety of different designers thanks to the Mid Mod Design shop who always impress with their variety of objects. For a few months now I’ve been intrigued by different lighting fixtures and their form, it’s quite incredible the amount of different ways you can go with it in my opinion. Plus it’s such …

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Ceramic Works by Asche Yamamoto of Studio atelier-H

Last week I was trying to find some content relating to the sculpture/ceramic field, as I’d been looking at the works of Georges Jouve, who I don’t believe we’ve covered here before. If you’re not familiar with Mr Jouve you should take a short trip to this MONDOBLOGO article that showcases a brilliant selection of imagery to give you a better idea. Basically, Georges Jouve is known as being …

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Bestlite, A Bauhaus Icon Designed by Robert Dudley Best

I took some time out to visit some events and exhibitions this weekend in London, which certainly added to the creativity bank. One was a ceramic show where I found some new talent and got up-close and personal with some interesting textures/shapes, the other was the ‘Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things’ collection at the Design Museum that they have on permanent …

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Furniture at the Modern Design Exhibition, Wright Auction House

Wright Auction House is a place I regularly check, just as an interested party in design really. As a creative myself I’m always intrigued to see designs from the past that have inspired others, also it gives me inspiration where I can find out about these people that came before me and their backgrounds. Obviously Wright happens to showcase more high end ‘art-like’ objects, where …

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MUJI Meets IDEE, A Set of Case Studies

MUJI happens to be one of those interesting companies who offer a selection of products that sit quite close to our general aesthetic, but maybe miss out on the craft/independent element. They rarely highlight the original makers, possibly because a lot of the ideas are duplicated from the handiwork market in Japan, but I’ve got a lot of respect for what they’re doing at the lower end of the spectrum. They are really making people …

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Furniture and Objects at Frank Landau

Today I thought I’d wake up early to find some inspiration for a recent project that I’ve decided to take on, this involves both pottery and wood, it should interesting to see what comes out of it. Through general browsing I somehow stumbled across the Frank Landau website which is full of fantastic design objects, so I thought I’d collect up a mixture of work that instantly struck a chord with me and made me want to investigate the origin …

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Creekside Residence by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

It’s pretty rare for me to get completely blown away by modern architecture, it’s often the likes of Richard Neutra, Philip Johnson, and Frank Lloyd Wright that are the go to for a little architectural inspiration, but this home built only five years back by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson stopped me dead in my tracks this morning, it’s incredible. For the mid-century modern enthusiast this house is about …

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Design Auction, Phillips de Pury

It’s really great when you come across a selection of objects that have been designed by some great individuals, not only that but they’ve been taken professionally by a proper photographer in a nice setting. You’ll be surprised how frustrating it can be when the images are too small or of bad quality to showcase, in my opinion a lot of these objects need to be documented so the younger generation of designers can learn from them. Naturally the …

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