In 1967, Olivier Mourgue invented a flower-shaped lighting device, made of aluminum petals fixed on two chromed metal wires, for sconces, ceiling lights, and standing lamps. He used this silver caped bulb, which was new at the time, and produced very high quality reflected lighting.
At that time, Olivier Mourgue designed in 1967 for Pierre Disderot – who runs a lighting manufacturing company – a series of Flower-Lamps in several versions: Floor lamp, Wall light, Swivel arm. The materials are chrome steel rods and collapsible aluminium flowers, presented in a group alongside a silhouette based on the Modulor: 1.83m.
In 1968, Olivier Mourgue received the First International Design Award from the Institute of Interiors Designers in New York for the lounge-chair Djinn. The models had been introduced in New York by George Tanier and feature inside the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA. The Djinn chairs are also in the permanent collection of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.
The logo for Disderot was designed by Adrian Frutiger, Swiss graphic designer. Pierre Disderot was a very endearing man and a good engineer.