Are you in the market for a grand piano? With emphasis on the word “grand,” this masterpiece of an instrument should fit the bill.
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Unveiled this week, the custom-made Grand Steinway piano is encrusted with half a million Swarovski crystals, applied by hand, created by Goldfinch, a family-run bespoke piano company based in Cambridge, England, founded 40 years ago.
For £420,000 ($620,883.90), the crystal piano took six months to build.The project, a collaboration with world-famous British contemporary artist Lauren Baker, was commissioned by an influential Sheikh in Qatar and shipped from Cambridge, England, to his home in Doha.
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Goldfinch specializes in the artful construction of the world’s most breathtaking pianos, from the height of luxury to museum-like pieces. The exquisitely-designed instruments, priced from £100,000 to £1,000,000 and beyond, are custom-made for an exceptionally discerning clientele, hand-built by a small artisan team. Essentially, if a client envisions their dream piano, Goldfinch can bring it to life.
Over the decades, the company created the famed 40-inch “Leaking Piano,” which appears to drip over three floors, “The Louis XV,” a stunning recreation of a Steinway piano from the late 1800s, and the spiral-patterned, nature-inspired “The Baby by Based Upon,” a sensational blend of glass fibre, timber, brass, pigmented resins and liquid metal. Read the full story here.