"Dybovsky's Airplane" Pillow
A pillow for your sofa with a beautiful history. The most elegant aircraft of its time.
This flying craft was at least 10-15 years ahead of its time in aerodynamic configuration and technology. In 1913, at the “Motor” plant in Riga, military pilot Viktor Dybovskiy constructed an original monoplane. It was known by various names – Dolphin, Flying Fish… There was not one straight line in the fuselage contours. The aerodynamics of the plane were better than many others, but the construction was heavy. This interesting plane, with its striking form, was not able, however, to complete a competition of military airplanes. It was hindered by the poor operation of its “Kalep” engine, closed off with a cowl in which it overheated. Even Dybovsky’s exceptional aviation art did not help the plane achieve high performance.
Serge Stamper's Aviation Collection
Serge Stamper’s pride is his full collection of Russian stamps, the oldest being from 1857, which he is thrilled to share with us. Collecting, which includes of course collecting stamps, is for Stamper a tool used to investigate life. Here Stamper’s aim was researching Russian and Soviet aviation. Aviation in the Soviet Union was considered a supremely important field, on the same level as space exploration. Stamper’s most vivid recollections include flying on expeditions in a Soviet An-2 airplane and in Mi-4, Mi-6, and Mi-8 helicopters. Yes, he loves to fly as well!
Who is Serge Stamper?
Stamper is a man with an interesting life story. He spent his childhood in a circle of young natural scientists at the Darwin Museum, the largest museum of natural science in Europe. His passion for biology and botany are still aflame. In his youth Stamper worked on geological expeditions in Chukotka and on the border with Afghanistan. He learned the trade of jeweler and engraver at the Stroganov Academy, one of the top three art universities in Russia. In the 1990s and 2000s he became involved in business and was quite successful. Serge also has a passion for collecting. He amassed a collection of contemporary art, and dreams of starting a heraldry collection (but claims he is too lazy). However, realizing his long-held passion for biology is a must. We chose Serge Stamper as a supplier for our shop because of the wide range of his interests, his exquisite taste, and his incessant curiosity.
What else you need to know about this pillow:
Made and printed in the U.S.A.
.: 100% Polyester cover
.: Double sided print
.: Concealed zipper
.: Polyester pillow included
.: Order processing time usually takes 3-7 business days before shipment
.: This work is final sale and not eligible for return