There is an incredibly beautiful, balanced and serene quality about the work of Serge Mouille. I can only aspire to own a piece by him as the originals are now highly collectible and significantly beyond my budget at the moment …
Known primarily for his work as a designer of lighting fixtures, Serge Mouille (1922-1988) received a master silversmith diploma from the School of Applied Arts in Paris. He studied with silversmith and sculptor Gilbert LaCroix and, after graduation in 1941, went to work in his studio.
In 1945 Mouille himself became a teacher at the School of Applied Arts and opened his own metalworking studio. At that point his design commissions were mostly for hand rails, chandeliers and wall sconces. In 1953 Jacques Adnet hired him to design lighting fixtures, an art to which he devoted the rest of his life.
Ernest & Co is a furniture and product design brand led by Duncan Bull. Ernest & Co is focused towards designing products that will not only stand out, but stand as timeless pieces using British craftsmen to keep the dying trades in the UK alive.
Designer’s Statement :
Ciara O’Neill is a London based furniture/lighting designer with a First Class Degree with Honours from the Dublin Institute of Art and Design. Since graduating she has completed several private commissions while also working at SCP. In 2009 she embarked on a self directed project investigating the untapped structural possibilities of corrugated plastic.
During the course of her experiments Ciara developed a unique method of forming this industrial sheet material, pushing it in ways it has never been pushed before. Having now mastered the process she creates beautiful sculptural forms which provide exciting diffusion for naked light.
Designer’s Statement :
My biggest wish is to build the cure system. I wanted to be closer to people’s everyday lives and I started to train myself at woodworking and furniture design in Hongik University in 2000. I enjoyed making thing happen. But, when I was about to graduate, I could not find many problems in furniture and products which already existed. I found more the problems from an individual’s psychological state. I found more the problems in the social system which our community has been built. Lots of questions were raised up from this point. During two years at the Royal College of Art, I trained myself more in the social context under the thought of, Design cannot stay any longer in the self contained artifacts. I pushed myself more in the direction of design activism, rather than making objects. I explored in the context through the story, films, and situation creations. I was looking for the ways in which I can offer something to the community through design. I was trying to create a cure system which could train people and myself.
A fantastic collection of reproduction MidCentury Modern lighting from Portuguese company Delightfull.
Sent a great link to this beautiful new range of lighting from Coco Flip Studio by Avenue & Co in Melbourne.
Launched in January 2010, Roll & Hill is a New York City–based manufacturer of high end contemporary lighting. Roll & Hill produces original lighting products by American and international designers.
Series of ambient lights designed by Dan Yeffet and Lucie Koldova. Hand blown glass and oak wood bases.
Launched during Designblok in October 2010
Manufactured by Brokis s.r.o.
Photo: Ian Scigliuzzi (Paris) & Martin Chum (Prague)
Born 1984 in Kassel Tim Mackerodt worked in South Africa for 12 months before finishing a BA in International Business Studies in 2008. He has currently been studying Product Design at the School of Art and Design in Kassel since 2009.
The new collection from Axo Light is a series of upturned goblets, overlapping transparencies and contrasting colours.
Set up by Tom Housden in 2011, Hand & Eye design studio was borne out of the desire to reacquaint designer and maker. A practising architect, Tom came to feel that the profession’s approach to design was too hands-off and very remote from the process of manufacturing.
The pendants are all hand made to order by UK craftsmen making each truly unique. The process of slip casting liquid terracotta into moulds and hand glazing the fired shades is a skilled process that takes tim.
From MyWoodLabo a reinterpretation of the classic chandelier, with “contemporary forms and noble materials. M_COCOON chandeliers act like a second skin with silky sharp lines allowing in the light of expression.”