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Olivier Mourgue Lighting

French, b. 1939

With its undulating, futuristic and playful form, it’s easy to see why filmmaker Stanley Kubrick chose to use Olivier Mourgue’s iconic Djinn chair in his 1968 masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. But the French artist and industrial designer is known for much more than the Space Age Djinn. From his whimsical Flower floor lamps to his anthropomorphic Bouloum chair, Mourgue is renowned as an important contributor to the 1960s Pop art era of modern furniture design.

Born in Paris in 1939, Mourgue grew up in an apartment filled with Empire-style antique furniture, which he derided as having “nothing to do with life.” He later studied art at Paris’s École Boulle, graduating in 1958. He then attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs.

In 1959, his former teacher at École Boulle, Marcel Merpillat, encouraged him to present a chair he designed at a competition hosted by furniture manufacturer Airborne. Airborne founder Charles Bernard was impressed by Mourgue’s design, which featured a leather-upholstered seat attached to a chrome steel frame; it was produced by the company under the name the Joker. Mourgue designed several other mid-century modern pieces for Airborne throughout the 1960s, including the Whist chaise longue, the rotund Montreal chair, the unique Cubique chair and the Djinn series, which first appeared in 1964.

In addition to Airborne, Mourgue has designed for furniture manufacturers such as Disderot and Prisunic, and collaborated with British architect and designer Sir Norman Foster and Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa.

Mourgue worked for Le Mobilier National to design the French Pavilion for Montreal’s Expo ‘67. In 1968, he received the International Design Award from the Institute of Interior Designers in New York for the Djinn lounge chair. He also exhibited several of his works at Expo ‘70 in Osaka, Japan.

Today, Mourgue’s pieces are part of the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

On 1stDibs, discover a range of vintage Olivier Mourgue seating, lighting and more.

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Creator: Olivier Mourgue
Olivier Mourgue for Disderot Flower Lamp
By Disderot, Olivier Mourgue
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Olivier Mourgue for Disderot, floor lamp model '2093-150', chrome-plated metal, aluminum, France, 1969. An exquisitely distinctive floor lamp designed to captivate. Designed by the...
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1960s French Post-Modern Vintage Olivier Mourgue Lighting

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Metal, Aluminum, Chrome

Floor lamp model 2093-150 by Olivier Mourgue for Disderot, 1967
By Olivier Mourgue, Disderot
Located in JASSANS-RIOTTIER, FR
Floor lamp designed by Olivier Mourgue for Disderot in 1967 2093-150 model All in chrome metal Iconic model Sold with bulb
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Mid-20th Century French Olivier Mourgue Lighting

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Metal

Olivier Mourgue, floorlamp 2093, Disderot ed., 1967
By Olivier Mourgue
Located in Paris, FR
MOURGUE Olivier (1939-) Three-light floor lamp 2093, Disderot éditeur, France, 1967 - Rare white version Lacquered metal, anodized aluminum and chromed metal, silver-capped bulb Hei...
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1960s French Space Age Vintage Olivier Mourgue Lighting

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Metal

Olivier Mourgue Model 2093-A Wall or Ceiling Lamp for Disderot
By Olivier Mourgue, Disderot
Located in Glendale, CA
Olivier Mourgue Model 2093-a wall or ceiling lamp for Disderot. Originally designed in 1969, this sculptural lamp is a newly produced numbered edition with authentication certifica...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Olivier Mourgue Lighting

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Stainless Steel, Aluminum

Model 2093-A Olivier Mourgue 'Flower' Wall Applique Sconce. Available Now
By Olivier Mourgue, Pierre Disderot
Located in London, GB
In 1967, Olivier Mourgue invented a flower shaped lighting device, made of aluminum petals fixed on two chromed metal wires, for sconces, ceiling lights and standing lamps. He used this silver caped bulb, which was new at the time, and produced very high quality reflected lighting Pair of wall lights "flower" model Numbered and certificate of authentication...
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20th Century French Olivier Mourgue Lighting

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Chrome

Olivier Mourgue Model 2093-150 Floor Lamp for Disderot
By Disderot, Olivier Mourgue
Located in Glendale, CA
Olivier Mourgue model 2093-150 floor lamp for Disderot Originally designed in 1969, this sculptural floor lamp is a newly produced numbered edition with au...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Olivier Mourgue Lighting

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Stainless Steel, Aluminum

Olivier Mourgue Model 2093-225 Floor Lamp for Disderot
By Olivier Mourgue, Disderot
Located in Glendale, CA
Olivier Mourgue model 2093-225 floor lamp for Disderot. Originally designed in 1969, this sculptural floor lamp is a newly produced numbered edition with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Olivier Mourgue Lighting

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Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Model 2093-80, Olivier Mourgue 1968 Standing/Table 'Flower' Lamp
By Olivier Mourgue, Pierre Disderot
Located in London, GB
Model 2093 lamp by Olivier Mourgue initially manufactured by Disderot in 1967. In chromed metal and raw aluminum. Silver cap bulb provided. Light loose of chrome veneer on the base. ...
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20th Century French Olivier Mourgue Lighting

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Chrome

Olivier Mourgue Model 2093-80 Floor Lamp for Disderot
By Olivier Mourgue, Disderot
Located in Glendale, CA
Olivier Mourgue model 2093-80 floor lamp for Disderot. Originally designed in 1969, this sculptural floor lamp is a newly produced numbered edition with au...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Olivier Mourgue Lighting

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Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Olivier Mourgue 1968 Standing Lamp 'Double Flower' SEE VIDEO
By Pierre Disderot, Olivier Mourgue
Located in London, GB
The standing flower designed by Olivier Mourgue for Disderot, 1968. This standing flower lamp with reflecting bulbs and 2 bent petals has flowers positioned on a chrome wire with a round divided base. Pascal and Olivier Mourgue are two French brothers and designers. They are renowned in the entire world for their ability to combine comfort and aestheticism. Olivier is the designer of famous pieces of furniture including the Djinn long chair (1964) which is present in “the Space Odyssey” movie by Stanley Kubrick. UL Certified Supplied with certificate of authentication...
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1950s French Vintage Olivier Mourgue Lighting

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Chrome

Olivier Mourgue, 2093 lamp rare White model, Disderot ed., 1967
By Olivier Mourgue
Located in Paris, FR
MOURGUE Olivier (1939-) Lamp 2093, Disderot éditeur, France, 1967 - Rare white version Lacquered metal, anodized aluminum and chromed metal, silver-ca...
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1960s French Space Age Vintage Olivier Mourgue Lighting

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Metal, Chrome

Floor lamp model “2093”
By Olivier Mourgue
Located in Barcelona, ES
Floor lamp model “2093” Manufactured by Disderot France, 1970s Enamel, chrome plated steel Measurements 34,3 cm x 34,3 cm x 152,4h cm 13,5 in x 13,5 in x 60h in Literature Krzentow...
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1970s French Vintage Olivier Mourgue Lighting

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Enamel, Steel

2093-80 by Olivier Mourgue by Disderot
By Olivier Mourgue, Disderot
Located in Los Angeles, CA
In 1967, Olivier Mourgue invented a flower shaped lighting device, made of aluminum petals fixed on two chromed metal wires, for sconces, ceiling lights and standing lamps. He used t...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Olivier Mourgue Lighting

Materials

Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Model 293-150 Floor Lamp by Oliver Mourgue for Disderot
By Olivier Mourgue
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Model 293-150 floor lamp by Oliver Mourgue for Disderot. This is a current production, designed and manufactured in France. In 1967, Olivier Mourgue inv...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Olivier Mourgue Lighting

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Model 2093 - BO Suspension Light by Oliver Mourgue for Disderot
By Disderot, Olivier Mourgue
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Model 2093 - BO suspension light by Oliver Mourgue for Disderot. This is a current production, designed and manufactured in France. In 1967, Olivier Mou...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Olivier Mourgue Lighting

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Model 2093-225 Floor Lamp by Olivier Mourgue
By Olivier Mourgue
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Model 2093-225 floor lamp by Olivier Mourgue for Disderot. This is a current production, designed and manufactured in France. In 1967, Olivier Mourgue inven...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Olivier Mourgue Lighting

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Aluminum, Chrome

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Olivier Mourgue lighting for sale on 1stDibs.

Olivier Mourgue lighting are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Olivier Mourgue lighting, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 4 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 8 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original lighting by Olivier Mourgue were created in the mid-century modern style in france during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider lighting by Pierre Paulin, Philippe Cheverny, and Michel Boyer. Prices for Olivier Mourgue lighting can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $943 and can go as high as $5,450, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,475.

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