Pascal Mourgue (1943-2014), known today in particular for the role he played in the evolution of French design, has always loved to consider himself first and foremost an artist. He studied sculpture at the École Boulle in Paris and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. The first furnishings he designed date back to the 1960s, within a more varied creative activity that ranged from painting to architecture, up to the creation of crystals for Baccarat. Instead, it was only in the 1980s that design became his main activity, leading him to work not only with important French brands such as Ligne Roset, Fermob and Artelano, but also with prestigious international brands such as Knoll or Cassina. His creations are part of the collections of important museums such as the Center Pompidou in Paris and the Cooper Heitt Museum in New York. He was the younger brother of Olivier Mourgue, also a famous designer, who went down in history for his iconic Djinn Chair which is best remembered for being used in many scenes in the film "2001: A Space Odyssey".