“Well it was 20 years ago today,
Sgt Pepper taught a band to play,
They've been going in and out of style,
But they’re guaranteed to raise a smile,….”
The lyrics to Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club band have a special resonance for many Beatles fans who will want to take the Fab Four sofa home. Certainly, when 60s Flower child Martin Bell of Rose & Heather saw Andrew Martin’s “the Beatle Collection” fabric at the Maison & Objet Fair in Paris last September, he just had to turn it into a statement piece.
He came up with this double biggie version of the original Manhattan sofa. At 2.7 metres long, it’s of particularly generous dimension, and he notes, the exorbitant price of the fabric will take care of massive copyright fees as well as keep poor old Yoko in the style to which she must have become accustomed.
The Fab Four fabric squabs are paired with a gorgeous stripe - that would dress up as a great pair of bell bottoms – from the same range. It’s available in several colour ways. The main body of the sofa is in an autumn leaf toned leather that Martin colour-matched especially from an old Mach 10 Jag.
Martin says he doesn’t expect to sell many pieces but the Fab Four sofa has certainly been a great drawcard enticing other curious Flower children into his Morrow Street, Newmarket showroom.