Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 9

Olivier Mourgue, Chaise Lounge "Djinn"

$5,440
$6,80020% Off

About

Chaise lounge model “Djinn” Manufactured by Airborne International France, 1960s Metal, upholstery. Newer upholstery.

Details

  • Creator
    Olivier Mourgue (Designer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24.81 in. (63.02 cm)Width: 68.9 in. (175.01 cm)Depth: 23.63 in. (60.03 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Pasadena, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: CON202231stDibs: LU868827272642

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Ships From: Pasadena, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More

About the Design

Djinn Chair

Designed by Olivier Mourgue
The Djinn chair appeared so futuristic when it debuted in 1964 that red versions were used as space station seating in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Created by French designer Olivier Mourgue (b. 1939), the low-slung lounge chair — named for the shapeshifting djinn, or spirits, that appear in the Koran — has an undulating seat that appears as if it were folded from a single piece of material. The illusion is an effect of its assembly, which sees curved tubular steel covered with urethane foam and jersey fabric. Despite its imposing presence, the chair is lightweight. “The good object is very movable and displaceable; inventions and creations are light,” Mourgue wrote in an essay for the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s 1983 exhibition “Design Since 1945.” “It was in this spirit that I constructed my ‘Djinn’ seats.” Not long after the Djinn chair made its debut, most designers would use plastic instead of metal frames to build similarly flowing forms; Mourgue in the 1960s was pushing the structural limits of available materials. Released by the French manufacturer Airborne International, the chair was part of a Djinn series that included an equally sculptural chaise longue and footstool. The chairs came in bold variations such as red, yellow, blue and green, with the idea that the jersey could be zipped off and changed seasonally or to meet shifting tastes. Because the material and foam tend to deteriorate over time, vintage versions are likely to require restoration. Mourgue said in 1965 that “things should have a short life,” yet in more than 50 years since its debut, his Djinn chair remains a popular vision of a space-age future.
About the Seller
5.0
Located in Pasadena, CA
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 1982
1stDibs seller since 2009
204 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller
  • Pair of Art Deco Walnut Lounge Chairs
    Located in Pasadena, CA
    Pair of Art Deco walnut lounge chairs from the 1930’s.
    Category

    Vintage 1930s Italian Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Wood, Walnut

  • 18th Century French Duchesse En Brisee
    Located in Pasadena, CA
    A set of two French chairs with ottoman having partially enclosed rounded heads and similar feet. Hardwood. Excellent antique condition, with newer upholstery, circa 1790.
    Category

    Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Chaise Longues

  • “Ingrid” Chair, Susanne Hollis Collection
    By Susanne Hollis
    Located in Pasadena, CA
    Ingrid armchair shown here with dark wood frame, upholstered panels, back and seat. Back and seat are padded. Matching self welt. Made in our shop in Los Angeles. 8-10 week lead time...
    Category

    2010s American Armchairs

    Materials

    Wood

  • 19th Century British Colonial/Regency Ebony Chair
    Located in Pasadena, CA
    A 19th century British Colonial Ebony chair with carved back and feet. Caned seat with scrolled arms.
    Category

    Antique Mid-19th Century Sri Lankan Regency Armchairs

    Materials

    Rattan, Ebony

  • A Pair of Walnut Art Deco Chairs with Foot Stool
    Located in Pasadena, CA
    One of a pair of walnut Art Deco chairs with foot stool from the 1930’s.
    Category

    Vintage 1930s Italian Chairs

    Materials

    Walnut

  • Early 20th Century Indonesian Village Chair
    Located in Pasadena, CA
    An antique village chair of teak hardwood from rural Java, Indonesia, circa 1900s. Seat platform and back are of one solid element.
    Category

    Early 20th Century Indonesian Primitive Chairs

    Materials

    Teak

You May Also Like

Olivier Mourgue, Chaise Lounge "Djinn", France, 1960s
By Olivier Mourgue
Located in Barcelona, ES
Olivier Mourgue (1939 -) Chaise lounge model “Djinn” Manufactured by Airborne International France, 1960s Metal, upholstery Measurements: H 63 cm x W 175 cm x D 60 cm H 24...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Chaise Longues

Materials

Metal

Olivier Mourgue 'Cubique' Chair by Airborne International, France, 1968
By Olivier Mourgue
Located in London, GB
Iconic 'Cubique' chair designed by Olivier Mourgue for Airborne International, France 1968. Chromed tubular steel construction supporting a wire frame upholstered in black jersey fab...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Djinn Chair by Olivier Mourgue for Airborne in Boucle Fabric
By Olivier Mourgue, Airborne International
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
This is an original Djinn chair by Olivier Mourgue for Airborne made in the 1960's but completely reupholstered with new webbing foam and fabric that complies with current fire regul...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Space Age Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Lounge Chairs by Olivier Mourgue
By Olivier Mourgue
Located in Atlanta, GA
Casual and chic compared to the more formal Barcelona chairs by Mies Van Der Rohe, this pair of lounge chairs by French designer Olivier Mourgue was dubbed as "joker" chair for its s...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pair of Lounge Chairs by Olivier Mourgue
$4,400 Sale Price / set
21% Off
Pair of "Bouloum" Chaise Longue by Olivier Mourgue
By Olivier Mourgue
Located in Toronto, ON
This iconic fibreglass cast lounge chair is suitable for indoor or outdoor (great by the pool) applications. It is designed by French designer Olivier Mourgue in the 1960's for Airbo...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Fiberglass, Polyester

Pair of Joker Lounge Chairs by Olivier Mourgue, 1970s
By Olivier Mourgue
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Pair of vintage Joker lounge chairs designed by Olivier Mourgue for Airborne International. Beautiful, timeless designed chromed steel frames with their original beige fabric upho...
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Olivier Mourgue Joker Leather Armchair
By Olivier Mourgue
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Olivier Mourgue joker leather armchair located in Brooklyn.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of Four Olivier Mourgue Joker Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of four Olivier Mourgue Joker chairs. Original condition.
Category

20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

1990's Postmodern Lounge Chair in the Style of Olivier Mourgue
By Olivier Mourgue
Located in Culver City, CA
This lounge chair is so fun! Upholstered in a pastel pink microsuede, this 1990's postmodern lounge chair is incredibly comfortable and just oozes that fresh postmodern vibe that's s...
Category

1990s Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Ultrasuede

Olivier Mourgue Airborne International France Djinn Loveseat circa 1965
By Olivier Mourgue, Airborne International
Located in Miami, FL
Olivier Mourgue Airborne International France Djinn Loveseat circa 1965 Offered for sales is a rare Olivier Mourgue loveseat designed c1965 for Airborne International France. These...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Chrome

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery