Susan from Brighton Museum sent us this ‘postcard’ from the Museum’s art collection with some information about it.
She says: "The sofa was based on the lips of Mae West who was a film star. This photo inspired artist Salvador Dali to paint a portrait of her, using her face as a room.
This is the Portrait he painted called: Mae West’s Face which May be Used as a Surrealist Apartment , Salvador Dalí, 1934–35
Then a man called Edward James who lived in West Sussex decided to get some of the sofas made. You can find out a bit more about it here
Hope you are all well.
Very Best Wishes, Susan Eskdale