Olivier Mourgue is a french designer, best known as a designer of the futuristic Djinn chairs used in the Stanley Kubrick films 2001 : A Space Odyssey. Mourgue was born in Paris in 1939. After graduating Ecole Boulle and Ecole nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, he creates his own studio in 1966. He then began to create furnitures for Renault, Prisunic or Mobilier International. He won the first interational Design Award in 1965 for his Djinn series. In 1967 he create the Montreal series ( sofa, chair, ottoman) for the International and Universal Exposition in Montréal, only edited during 2 years by Airborne. An other iconic creation is the poetic Bouloum figure-chair created in 1970 and exposed in Osaka, Japan. His work is characterised by an acute sens of modernity and a great poetry. He will also realise modular furnitures, toys, interior design, houses.. From 1976 he retires in Brittany, where he teaches at the Ecole supérieur d’Art de Brest.