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Designers : Olivier and Pascal Mourgue

Olivier and Pascal Mourgue are two French design brothers. They are renowned throughout the world for their ability to combine comfort and beauty.

Olivier is the designer of famous models such as the Djinn chaise longue, armchairs and sofa (1964) featured in Stanley Kubrick’s film ” 2001, A Space Odyssey“. The Joker armchair (1960s) is also an iconic piece.

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Pascal has left his mark on 20th century design with creations such as the Biscia chair (1969), the Smala sofa bed (2000s) and the low armchair shown below (1980).

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Biography

 

Olivier and Pascal Mourgue were born in France in 1939 and 1943 respectively. They both graduated from the Ecole Boulle and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
Olivier has worked for large companies such as Renault, Mobilier International and Airborne. He was a teacher at the Brest School of Art. Pascal has also designed furniture for major publishers such as Cassina, Knoll and Cinna. At the end of his career, he devoted himself to artistic creation. They both received numerous awards such as the Grand Prix National de la création industrielle (1991). Their creations can be found in beautiful museums such as the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. They are key figures in 20th century French design.

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François Boutard