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Scatter Cushion, Monkey On A Bike

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This Big Bertha Original™, LIFE® Collection Cushion, would make a fantastic new addition to your home.

Made with a soft faux suede material, this collector’s edition LIFE cushion features a print on one side and a charcoal suede finish on the back. Inside it includes a generously filled sprung fibre cushion designed to keep its life for longer.

This LIFE collection cushion is expected to run for a limited time only and is sure to create a strong talking point whether used on your sofa, armchair or bed. This cushion would also make an incredible and truly memorable gift for a birthday, anniversary or wedding.



  • Collector’s edition, classic LIFE print
  • Ideal for the lounge or bedroom
  • Fire retardant
  • Includes generously filled cushion
  • Stain resistant finish
  • On trend styling
  • Designed in Britain


    *The stated measurements are approximate.

  • Large: 45cm Width x 45cm Height

    About the Photo

    Full Title: Performing Chimpanzee Zippy riding a bike

    Year: 1955

    Celebrity/ event: Zippy & the Ed Sullivan show

    Story behind the Image:

    On August 2, 1953 Zippy the Chimp made his Ed Sullivan Show debut by riding his bike in circles around the stage. The act was such a hit with the audience that the chimp would return multiple times over the next few years. Another classic Zippy the chimp performance occurred on April 9 1961. That evening, Zippy came on stage in roller skates and a sweatshirt that read “ZIP”. He showcased his roller skating skills by skating backwards and jumping through a hula-hoop. Upon finishing the act Zippy took off his own skates and took a drag from a cigarette. Besides The Ed Sullivan Show, he also played the role of Cheetah in the Tarzan movies and appeared in numerous television commercials.

    This image forms part of a series of images, shot by LIFE when Zippy was at the height of his fame in 1955.


    A little about LIFE® & Big Bertha Original

    Big Bertha Original™ & Time Inc have teamed up to bring you a collection of LIFE® bean bags & dog beds.

    LIFE magazine was published almost every year between 1936 & 2007 and includes an archive of some of the most iconic images of the past century. The collection includes iconic photographs of major twentieth century historical figures such as the Kennedy's and Winston Churchill, historic moments like the moon landing and the Ali-Frasier fight, and incredible images of the world around us, ranging from shots taken in outer space to the world’s natural wonders.

    Big Bertha Original™ are one of Europe’s most established bean bag & comfort brands, with design, development & manufacturing taking place primarily in Lancashire England.


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