Olivier Mourgue
Olivier Mourgue (b. 1939) of Paris, France is perhaps best known for the bright red Djinn chairs that featured prominently in the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. They remain highly sought after as a classic example of 1960s era modern furniture design. However, Mourgue is also a painter and landscape designer. He studied interior design at the 'Ecole Boulle' and furniture design at the 'l'Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs' in Paris, graduating in 1960.