Djinn chair by Olivier Mourgue as seen in 2001: A Space Odyssey
Designer: Olivier Mourgue
Director: Stanley Kubrick
One of the most iconic chair and sofa designs ever to be featured in a film, the Djinn series was designed by Olivier Mourgue in 1965 whilst working for French manufacturer Airborne International. The Djinn chair embodies the essence of 60s futuristic design and has gone on to firmly take its place in design history.
With their wave like, low slung silhouette, they were selected by Stanley Kubrick to appear in the Space Station 5 lobby in 2001: A Space Odyssey. These chairs represent Kubrick’s vision of the future when the film was made (released in 1968) and the film has gone on to define what most visualise as the ‘future’ ever since.
We are thrilled to offer the Djinn chair for sale through Film and Furniture. These professionally restored Djinn chairs are made from the original Airborne shells and are recovered (by law) in fireproof foam and covered in stretch Jersey. These museum quality pieces have been loaned as exhibits to the Design Museum in London and Film and Furniture have loaned their own Djinn chair to the Filmmuseum, Frankfurt for the official Kubrick exhibition in 2018 as well as to the Museum of Moving Image in New York for their version of the Kubrick exhibition in 2020/21.
The original film props have not survived. Stanley Kubrick destroyed all the sets and props afraid that they might fall into the hands of lesser directors. Coupled with the fact the Djinn chairs are no longer in production by the manufacturer, they have become valuable collectors items.
This item is usually made-up to order.
Materials: Tubular steel frames, covered in hessian webbing then foam, with a zipped cotton jersey fabric. Flat bar steel skis.
Colour: Red or blue (fabric sample available on request).
Note: We are currently experiencing sourcing issues for the red fabric shown and are offering our Djinn chairs only in our standard blue at our usual price of £1,525 and these Kvadrat fabric colours (for an additional £200 + VAT per chair) at this time.
Size: 66cm(H) x 75cm(W) x 75cm(D) + packing
We ship these chairs to UK and internationally and have most recently shipped to UK, Europe and USA.
UK: Delivery costs and timings calculated in our online ordering system are estimates only and will be confirmed once we receive your order.
Europe, USA and Rest of World: Please email us for a shipping quote (our online system currently does not take orders outside of UK but we DO ship internationally)
Any questions? Email [email protected]
“The chair has arrived safely! The packaging was almost as impressive as the chair itself! Spectacularly done. It makes me want the two seat settee to accompany it. Thanks again for the quick and easy service!” Scott, Pennsylvania, USA.
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