An art cased, Gerhard Adams upright piano with a Modernist almost Brutalist style, oak case. The Brutalist style is seen in the aggressive, arrogant lines and modular planes constucting the piano cabinet. There is a simplification of form and absence of decoration.
Brutalist architecture is a style of architecture that became popular between the 1950's and mid-1970's. It emerged from the modernist architectural movement.
The English architects Alison and Peter Smithson coined the term in 1953, from the French bÃ©ton brut, (beton for concrete, brut for rough, unrefined, raw), a phrase used by Le Corbusier to describe the exposed concrete walls with which he constructed many of his post-World War II buildings. Brutalist construction portrayed strength, functionality, and was cheap and became popular with with governmental and institutional buildings across the globe.
Gerhard Adam began making pianos in 1828 and was based in Wesel, Germany.
height: 130 width: 144 depth: 65
Piano to be restored. Price includes restoration.
Price: £12,000GBP at current exchange rates
This piano is currently in the UK and for sale via Besbrode Pianos Leeds
Besbrode Pianos is a specialist art cased piano dealer and wholesaler based in Leeds, UK
Our extensive showrooms occupy three premises including four floors of a Victorian mill on the edge of Leeds city centre. This makes us one of the UK's largest retailers.
We permanently display more than 250 new and pre-owned pianos from leading brands
an entire floor dedicated to the Steinway family of pianos. This impressive inventory offers pianists an
unrivalled opportunity to play and compare pianos side by side. We are experts in packing and shipping and have been selling pianos individually and by wholesale across the globe for the last thirty years.
Besbrode Pianos is an authorised agent for Steinway & Sons and offers the full range of Steinway, Boston and Essex pianos for retail.
For last six years Besbrode Pianos has been official partner to the Leeds International Piano Competition, providing pianos for the competitor's rehearsals. This year, alongside the competition we held an art cased piano exhibition
showcasing a range of unique, pianos of cultural and historical interest. Our showrooms were featured in the BBC footage of the Leeds International Piano Competition 2012
More photos of this Gerhard Adams upright piano are available to view on our website