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The grand piano craze amongst China’s
wealthy elite has made international headlines
in recent years, but grand pianos have been a
top home décor status symbol in the U.S. for
over 200 years.
TEX T BY SANDY LINDSEY
Goldfinch has redefined the word “impressive” when it comes
to pianos. “The World’s Most Luxurious Piano” boasts 500,000
Swarovski crystals applied by hand by British contemporary artist
Lauren Baker, who spent 6 months on the project. The aptly-named
Crystal Piano is valued at $625,000. With a pricetag like that,
it should play itself, you say? Well, it actually does, via invisible
controls that Goldfinch can add to any of their custom creations.
Other bespoke options include the futuristic looking “The Baby”
by Based Upon that features the timeless beauty of the famous
sculpture The Twist. This collaboration between Goldfinch and
Based Upon is the result of nearly a decade of design evolution.
Traditionalists may be more interested in Goldfinch’s Chinoiser IE
Piano which combines the Far East with 1900s European shape and
artistry or the Louis VX Piano with its elaborately inlaid Kingwood
and Rosewood case; GoldfinchPianos.com.