125th Anniversary Limited Edition Steinway & Sons
On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the foundation of Steinway & Sons in Hamburg in 2005, Count Albrecht von Goertz, the creator of arguably the worldâ€™s most beautiful sports car, the BMW 507, designed the anniversary grand piano which is notable for its simplicity. Equating music with movement, Count Goertz set about creating a special design that would reflect this idea. He chose to retain the classic Steinway black finish, focusing instead on endowing various components with the sleek lines for which he is renowned. The result was an elegant and timeless design with a hint of sensuality. Since the shape of Steinway & Sons grand pianos is essentially to given, he decided to accentuate the finish, creating a dynamic interplay between contrasting satin and highly polished surfaces. In doing so, he seemed to bring the piano to life. This grand piano Model A-188 is remarkably elegant and beautiful. Rather than taking designs to extremes, Count Goertz focused on the essentials and created an instrument notable for its simplicity, something he achieved by eliminating everything that is superfluous. The 125th Anniversary Limited Edition Grand Piano designed by Goertzâ€ is a unique grand piano full of glamour and aesthetics.