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OLIVIER MOURGUE for AIRBORNE "Joker" pair of lounge chairs / armchairs 1960s - Pignolet Gallery

OLIVIER MOURGUE for AIRBORNE "Joker" pair of lounge chairs / armchairs 1960s


Pair of lounge chairs "JOKER" model by OLIVIER MOURGUE, AIRBORNE edition, ca 1960s.
Chromed steel frame, flexible suspended seat, black leather-look skai cushions (original).
All in superb original condition.
Stable and very comfortable.

Similar model but smaller than the "Barcelona" model by Mies Van De Rohe...

  • Artist / Designer:Olivier Mourgue (1939 -    )
  • Issuer / Manufacturer:Airborne
  • Period:20th Century / Mid Century / 1960s
  • Country of Origin:France
  • Dimensions (H x W x D):70 x 60 x 70 cm
  • Weight:10 Kg / each
  • Number of components:2
  • Condition:Excellent
  • Style:Design / Modernism / Bauhaus
  • Materials:Chromed metal / Faux ther black skaï
  • Price:2850€ / pair

  • Pick-up:Free.
  • Belgium Delivery:50€.
  • Worldwide Delivery:On request.

Biography:
Olivier Mourgue is a French designer and teacher of fine arts, born in 1939 in Paris.
From 1960, he worked closely with the furniture publisher Airborne, to whom he had presented his Joker chair the previous year.
In 1963, he designed the pop and futuristic Djinn collection, which included a chaise longue, pouffe, seat or duo sofa, chaise longue and table. These vermilion-red models were used on the space station in Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey, which began filming in December 1965. The Tric-Trac armchair (1963) was made in only a few examples, due to its complexity and the resulting manufacturing constraints. The Whist back-to-back chair (1964), a contemporary version of the boudeuse, also designed for Airborne, met with success in public places such as airport lobbies and waiting rooms.
In 1966, he set up his own studio in Paris (where he remained until the end of the 1980s), working closely with lighting designer Disderot, while continuing to create seating for Airborne, Renault, Prisunic and Mobilier National.
In 1976, he set up his studio in Brittany and was appointed professor at the Brest School of Fine Arts, where he taught until his retirement in 2012...