France (Born in 1939)

Olivier Mourgue studied interior design at École Boulle, and the interior architecture at Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs. Mourgue opened an office in Paris in 1960 and was consultant to Airborne, Prisunic, Mobilier National, Disderot, Air France, and Renault. He designed furniture, textiles, environments, and toys. His furniture in stretched red Latex fabric on steel and foam, including the 1965 Djinn chaise longue produced by Airborne, was noticeable in his interiors for the Stanley Kubrick film 2001 : A space Odyssey (1968). Other Aiborne furniture included Tric-Trac and Whist. The 1969 carpet-covered low seating was widely published. Olivier Mourgue designed 1969 furniture and seating range for Prisunic and the interior of the Boeing 747 for Air France. With other units by Joe Colombo and Verner Panton, he designed the 1971 Visiona 3 domestic environment at Bayer, Germany. He developed a wheeled design studio in 1970, an open-plan domestic environment, a soft-surface bathroom suite for himself in 1970, and studies commissioned by Renault on automobile interior space and color in 1977. Mourgue concerned with space and mobility, Mourgue’s supple, undulating forms typified French design to the world in the 1960’s. In 1976, Olivier Mourgue moved to Brittany, where he taught at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Brest.