Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
This very rare Body Chair was purchased from famous British artist, decorator and antique dealer to high society Anthony Redmile. This chair was produced circa 1975 and was a featured in an article published in the November 1975 issue of the prestigious design periodical CASA VOGUE. It featured photography of the interior of Anthony Redmile´s home in London illustrating a very similar surrealistic form body chair. The full CASA VOGUE article will be available as a PDF on request. Provenance: The chair was purchased in the mid-1970s by Berry Visser who was the organizer of the Holland Pop Festival in 1970 (featuring Pink Floyd, Jefferson Airplane, Santana). This first Dutch ´´Woodstock´´ was the start of his concert booking agency MoJo Concerts which is still running today. During his many travels to London during the 1970s, Visser instantly fell in love with this chair at the Anthony Redmile antique gallery and purchased it. It has always been in his interior and many famous music artists have probably sat on this piece of furniture. When Berry was asked who he could remember sitting in this chair he came up with one name that he could definitely recall: Ian Dury sat in the chair stroking the legs with the bracelets and wondered if the jewels were real. After a rock star´s life, the chair was in fairly rough condition when it arrived at the Artbrokerdesign restoration workshop. The team was dedicated to bringing back its original condition and reupholstered the chair in new white leather. A company (VKD) specialised in fibreglass and plastics undertook a complete restoration of the weak and damaged parts and a gelcoat finish. After this full restoration the Body Chair was exhibited in a Dutch Museum (Gorichem) for 6 months in the exhibition ´Seventies - Music, Fashion, Design´. Pictures of the restoration process available on request.