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Olivier Mourgue

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Olivier Mourgue

*  1939 Paris - lebt in Paris -

Born in Paris in 1939, the French designer Olivier Mourgue enrolled at the École Boulle in Paris in 1954. He subsequently studied from1958 at the École nationale supérieure des Arts décoratifs. Olivier Mourgue worked for several years at the Agence d'Architectur Intérieur Gautier-Delaye in Paris. Between 1963 and 1966 Olivier Mourgue designed furniture for Airborne. In 1966 Mourgue opened a design studio in Paris and created furniture for Mobilier National and Prisunic. From 1977 Olivier Mourgue designed car accessories and interiors for Renault. In 1965 Olivier Mourgue designed "Djinn" for Airborne, seat furniture consisting of armcahirs, sofas, and benches with organic forms and made of polyurethane foam over tubular steel frames. "Djinn" looked so futuristic that film director Stanley Kubrick furnished the space station in "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968). Olivier Mourgue designed the furniture for the French Pavilions at Expo '67 in Montreal and Expo '70 in Osaka. In 1970 Olivier Mourgue designed a mobile studio on wheels as well as a bathroom featuring soft plastic surfaces. In 1976 Olivier Mourgue moved his studio to Kéralio in Brittany. From 1976 Olivier Mourgue was a professor at the Institut de Géo-Architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Brest.