Djinn sofa by Olivier Mourgue as seen in 2001: A Space Odyssey

Designer: Olivier Mourgue


Director: Stanley Kubrick

We are proud to present the Djinn sofa (and the Djinn chair and Djinn stool/ottoman) as seen in the sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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 and sofas embody the essence of 60s futuristic design and have gone on to firmly take their 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 and sofas 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 Djinn chairs and Djinn sofas for sale through Film and Furniture. These professionally restored Djinn chairs and sofas 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.

They are made from bent steel tubing, which is covered in webbing, then foam and finally a zipped cover exactly as the originals.

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.

Please note: This item is made-up to order and we do not accept returns on made to order items.

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, stools and sofas only in our standard blue at our usual price and these Kvadrat fabric colours (for an additional £400 per sofa) at this time.

Materials: Tubular steel frames, covered in hessian webbing then foam, with a zipped cotton jersey fabric*. Flat bar steel skis.
* Please note we have Djinns in stock with sewn rather than zipped fabric, and we will confirm with you on this once we received your order.

Width 118 cm x Depth 75 cm x Height 66 cm

We ship these chairs and sofas internationally and have most recently shipped to UK, Europe and USA.
Delivery costs and timings are estimates and will be confirmed once we receive your order.

Also available: Djinn chairs, Djinn chaise and Djinn stools

Any questions? Email [email protected]

The sofa has arrived and is in perfect shape. And it found a perfect place in a fitting environment. Thanks again for arranging this”. Julian, California, USA

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Available in approx 4-6 weeks

Approx £3,350.00£3,780.00 / $4388