Airborne Djinn chaise longue designed in the early 1960s by Olivier Mourgue. This chaise longue is named after the supernatural djinni (genie) of the Koran. It became particularly famous after furnishing the futuristic rotating Hilton in Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and is now part of the museum collection of MOMA New York. Olivier Mourgue created undulating, low-slung seating for both home and office environments, experimenting with colour and material as well as flexibility and disposability (zip-off nylon jersey covers could be changed by season). He grew up in a Paris apartment filled with Empire-style antique furniture, which he detested, proclaiming “Furniture like that has nothing to do with life”. He trained in Paris as well as Finland and Sweden and by his mid-twenties was recognised as an innovative leader in furniture design.

Item Location: 2011

Second hand/Ex-display/New: Second hand

Brand/Maker/Artist: Olivier Mourgue for Airborne, France

Model: Djinn Chaise

Dimensions: H 650mm x W 1680mm x D 600mm

Style: Mid Century Modern

Materials: Fabric

Colour and pattern: Orange

Condition: Very Good condition: used, shows signs of acceptable wear and tear

Alterations and defects: None

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