Red Alert! 2001: A Space Odyssey Djinn chair for sale

Djinn Chair designed by Oliver Morgue in 1965
Djinn Chair designed by Oliver Morgue in 1965

We make no apology for mentioning 2001: A Space Odyssey so many times on this site, and today is no exception one of our mid-century furniture contacts has a Djinn chair in stock! This is the most sought after version as featured in Kubrick’s masterpiece.

Also available is a Djinn sofa, Djinn chaise and 2 stools but it’s the single chair which most reminds us of the Hilton lobby of Space Station Five.

Priced £975 – please email hello@filmandfurniture.co.uk for information and we’ll put you in touch.

Djinn chair by Oliver Mourge as featured in 2001

Djinn Chair by Olivier Mourgue for Airborne . Original frame recovered in new red stretch Jersey to the original specification.

Read more details on Olivier Mourgue’s masterpiece and 2001 here >

Dr Floyd meets Russian colleagues  in Space Station 5's lobby. © Warner Bros, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Dr Floyd meets Russian colleagues in Space Station 5’s lobby. © Warner Bros, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

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Paula Benson

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Posted in: Feature on October 13, 2014
Film Title: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Film Year: 1968
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Object Type: Chair
Object Sub-type: Djinn chair
Object Colour: red
Object Designer: Oliver Mourgue
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5 Comments

  1. Buyer

    Is it real though? The same seller has been selling the same series of sofas for several years. Looks fishy. Google Michael Marks with Souza to get a history of the seller.

  2. Paula Benson

    Hi there. I know the company from attending mid century specialist events like Modern Shows which they exhibit at at least twice a year, and everything we have discussed shows me they know their stuff. I know they supply to quite a few films, and have consulted for respected organisations like V&A here in London, so I believe they are genuine. I will however dig further to be sure. Integrity and honesty is important to us.

  3. Paula Benson

    Hi. Just to follow up on this and as mentioned in our article http://www.filmandfurniture.com/2014/04/kubricks-vision-of-the-future-brought-to-life-through-product-placement-in-2001-a-space-odyssey/ 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, they have become valuable collectors items. I am informed the Djinn pieces sold by 20th Century Marks are from Airborne (the original French manufacturer of Oliver Morgue’s designs). They recover them by law (fireproof foam and fabric) and use the stretch Jersey that was used originally, and the colour used is as close as possible to the Space Odyssey pieces. Djinn are one of 20th Century Mark specialisations and they have been buying them in bad condition for years. They have loaned them to the Design Museum in London for an exhibition some years back, and also a Canadian museum.
    They are made from bent steel tubing, which is covered in webbing, then foam and finally a zipped cover exactly as the originals.
    Hope that clarifies it!

  4. Paula Benson

    In answer to a question sent by email which i am sure others might be interested in too: The fabric which covers Djinn chairs is Uniform by Innofa. http://www.innofa.com/. Hope that’s helpful!

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