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$1.2 Million Piano Designed by Jon Kuhn

Posted: Mar. 3rd, 2009  |  By JustLuxe Team
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Arts & Culture: Glass artist Jon Kuhn has created a luxurious $1.2 million Kuhn-Bosendorfer grand piano, the first in a limited edition series.

The piano has been a year and half collaboration between the world's foremost cold glass sculptor Jon Kuhn, and L. Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik GmbH of Vienna, Austria.

Kuhn is well known for the unusual intricacy and extraordinary reflective light that he uses in his work, which is included in the permanent collections of over 35 museums. For over 30 years, he has been creating complex, structured glass sculptures that seem to radiate light.

The Bösendorfer piano is a perfect collaboration for the unique artist, as each piano is built to last for centuries.

"Bösendorfer has been making these incredible pianos for over 180 years, and some of them are still around," says Kuhn. "So it's not unrealistic to assume that this first Kuhn-Bösendorfer will be playable at the end of the 22nd century. Somebody's great-great-great-great grandchildren will be enjoying it. That's awesome! That's a legacy."

Each piano in the limited edition collection will not only have a unique design, but will also have special sound.

The piano is said to be the most expensive grand piano currently available. The 7'4" black piano and bench, is inset with as many as 100-thousand hand cut, lead crystal jewels arranged in a glittering array of diamond patterns on the case, lid, legs and fallboard.

Embedded deep within the Kuhn-Bösendorfer's striking crystal fallboard logo on the pianos, which range from $1.2 to $3.5 million, including the flagship 9'6" Imperial concert grand, will be the purchaser's name. Written in gold leaf, the owner's name will endure for the life of the piano, a very long time.

The stunning grand piano was officially unveiled at Kuhn Studio in its Winston-Salem, N.C. gallery.

For LxM Carly Zinderman
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