modern design for the home
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 1960’s 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.