Furnitubes have produced a memorial bench for musician Nicky Hopkins.
Nicky Hopkins was a session musician who worked with artists such as The Rolling Stones, John Lennon, and Joe Crocker.
For the 40th anniversary of his performance on The Beatles’ Revolution, a physical tribute in the form of a memorial seat celebrates his legacy.
The London Borough of Ealing, where Nicky was born and grew up, suggested a ‘piano bench’ instead, to be installed in Perivale Park.
Two panels have been incorporated in lieu of the normal timber seat slats with a piano keyboard on the seat platform, and the double-sided backrest with a tribute to Nicky on the front and a list of contributors (including Yoko Ono) to the seat on the rear side.
The artwork has been recreated as a digital print on highly durable exterior grade laminated panels, with anti-graffiti treatment to resist aerosol paint and permanent marker.
The detachable frame of the Horizon allowed the in-ground support posts to be installed in advance and the seat itself to be fitted at the last minute.
Over 60 people attended the ceremony, hosted by John Wood, with The Mayor of Ealing and Moira Hopkins, Nicky’s widow, unveiled the bench.
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