Serge Mouille was a French industrial designer and goldsmith born and raised in a popular part of Paris. At the age of 13, he enrolled at the School of Applied Arts’ silver workshop. Though his parents were disappointed by his decision, he have managed to excel in his chosen field at the age of 25 he was already teaching there. Drawing on his intimate knowledge of metals, Throughout the 1950s Mouille designed large, angular, insect-like wall mounted and standing lamps with several arms and smaller, more curved wall-sconces. He worked to achieve a kinetic, sculptural aesthetic that evoked a sense of movement in space. He worked and taught for the rest of his life and for his career as a metal smith and designer he was awarded a medal from the City of Paris.