As a pianist, I was so excited when designer Angela Radley invited me to the ASID Los Angeles Chapter event at Steinway Piano Gallery in West Hollywood for a presentation titled “Piano Knowledge for the Design Professional”!
I started taking piano lessons when I was little. Limited by the space, I have never owned a grand piano. It was amazing to see how pianos can be custom-designed to have different ‘looks’. Most of us can only imagine owning one of those unique beauties. Here are some of them from the Steinway website: (clicking on the images will take you to the product pages for more details.)
There are many more gorgeous pianos on the Steinway website. If you do a search on the Internet, you can find more custom pianos done by Steinway & Sons but not on the official website.
The piano I absolutely love is the beautiful antique piano in the 2007 Taiwanese film “Secret”. I don’t know the maker of the piano, and I don’t think it is a real antique.
(Photo from Mr.J Facebook Page)
The piano is now in Mr.J French-Italian Restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan. The decoration of the restaurant is base on the movie.
I would love to have projects that incorporate pianos into the design. It would be awesome if I get to design a custom piano and the space it is in. What’s my dream piano for myself? I am not greedy. A basic Yamaha baby grand will be wonderful.