So I have been planning this post on David Weeks and Serge Mouille light fixtures for awhile now because I sort of love them. They are kind of Calder mobile-ish go anywhere sorts of light fixtures. And then I open my new House Beautiful and in my favorite house in the issue, the owner and designer Betsy Brown has BOTH a vintage Serge AND a David Weeks:
Here is the classic floor lamp by French Deco master Serge Mouille. The ikat covered bergere and cowhide rug along with the sculptural quality of the lamp is brilliant!
And here is the David Weeks for Pucci International as a bedside sconce in white. (You sort of have to squint to see it. It's in front of the window.) This is a bedroom I could call home. Mixing this fixture with the gilt mirror and old limed plank floors is just perfect to me! House Beautiful Sept. 2007, Photos by Don Freeman
Working with designer Blathnaid Behan, the owners of this London Victorian house are lucky to own a Serge Mouille. Again, a great combination of contemporary and traditional. Elle Decor, April 2007, Photos by Simon Upton
This Dining Room by another one of my design crushes Vicente Wolf and associate David Rogel features a David Weeks fixture in white. I am thinking the white is my preference. Metropolitan Home, February 2007; Photos by, the man himself, Vicente Wolf!
This Malibu, CA house was designed by another favorite of mine, Madeline Stuart. Again, Love the David Weeks fixture. (But, dare I ask, what's with the furry bean bag chair?!). Elle Decor , Jul/Aug 2007, Photos by Dominique Vorillon
And Steven Gambrel! I just can't get enough! Mr. Gambrel has used a large David Weeks which really makes this dining room happen. House and Garden November 2003. Photos by William Abrnowicz
And here is a chandelier by Serge Mouille in a dining room by designer Tse yun Chu. Metropolitan Home, July/Aug. 2007, Photos by Antoine Bootz (isn't that a fun name?)
And last, this contemporary dining room features a custom David Weeks fixture. Interior Design by David Oldroyd of Orlando Diaz-Azcuy Design Associates. Metropolitan Magazine April 2007, Photos by John Ellis.
So, which do you prefer? The David Weeks or the vintage Serge Mouille? Is David the new Serge? Or is Serge the one and only?
The Serge Mouille fixtures have become so rare that his spouse, Gin Mouille, has introduced a new edition, stamped, numbered, and represented exclusively by Inside Modern Living. To find out more visit the website.
Also, visit David Weeks Studio and see his other creations in furniture and whimsical accessories.
P.S. I was enjoying all of the latest in the blogosphere tonight and came across a happy coincidence on the blog of House of Beauty and Culture. We have both posted on the subject of Serge Mouille. I hope you visit their post since it is all about the history of Serge Mouille. Definately information worth reading! AND their wonderful blog is a Must See!