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Why Does Every Renovated Brownstone in Brooklyn Have This Chandelier?

If the parlor floor’s been fixed up recently, odds are there’s a Serge Mouille hanging above the mantle.
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Where Did It Come From?

Serge Mouille, a Parisian industrial designer and metalsmith, began making lamps in 1953 at the behest of Hermès designer Jacques Adnet. Adnet wanted someone to make lights that were the opposite of the ornate, overly complicated Italian designs that had flooded the market in the ’40s and early ’50s. Mouille complied and, three years later, showed his first model at a group show with Jean Prouvé,

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