The result is called Twist, a piece of art that took over nine years to complete. It is a grand piano and, at the same time, a sculptural piece. This gem combines gold metal finishes with a design that plays with curves and edges, producing a sensation of spiral movement.
The Baby Piano is entirely handmade. The artful metallic details and seductively tactile resin represent the rough texture of the Earth’s surface. The top elevates as if twisting from its base, to reveal the beautiful black and white keys and the 230 strings to which they are attached. The Baby, by Based Upon & Goldfinch, is priced at US $700,000.
The Crystal Piano
Could you imagine covering a Steinway grand piano with half a million Swarovski crystals? Well, that is exactly what Goldfinch has done in collaboration with the British multidisciplinary artist Lauren Baker, who spent hundreds of hours to transforming a wonderful musical instrument into a great piece of art.
The Crystal Piano is a dazzling statement of combined artistic skills, meticulous attention to detail and hard work of a master craftsman whose hands applied—one by one—every Swarovski crystal in a job that lasted more than six months. This piano is only produced by special request.
The result is a sparkly and luxurious piano that captivates at first sight and brings great pride to its owner. Its price is US $640,000.
It is always charming to find luxury products where music, sculpture, design, craftsmanship and the ideal materials are masterfully combined. ■