The PH Grand Piano
Danish design in world class, German quality at highest level and Blüthner craftsmanship. Combine all this and you get the most unique and luxurious grand piano in the world with a true and genuine history and design – the PH Grand Piano.Creative genius Poul Henningsen introduced his mind-altering design in 1931. At that time it was a total departure from common perception of piano design – and it still belongs to the future. Look ahead twenty years. Now look again. There is nothing else like it, and there never will be. It is the first time you see a grand piano in a new light – and it changes everything. The wooden box is turned into a thing of transparent beauty. It doesn’t take up space – it is space. And it creates a place. A place for thought. This is how music looks. And what you see is what you hear. The sound is brilliant and crystal clear like the concept of the design itself. If you ever get to play it, that is. Because you can’t take your eyes off it. The PH Grand Piano combines elements from the Bauhaus tradition, fine arts, modernist archi- tecture, modern design and the more traditional organic forms. It is a contemporary work of art. Steel and leath- er bound with a lightness of being. Graceful legs dancing to the beat of a different drummer. A cover made of crystal clear celluloid, allowing transparency and a view of the felt hammers as their movement transforms into sound. This is a piano crafted at the highest quality standards, yet is is not just a traditional “black box.” The PH Grand piano is a modern timeless instru- ment. It lifts the surroundings, exudes luxury, and leads ones thoughts to the surroundings of a sky bar, a fashionable hotel, a highly deluxe yacht and the penthouse apartment. The PH Grand Piano is a symbol of functionalism and represents Poul Henningsen’s personal ideal of simplicity above all else
Available in Two Sizes
Blüthner – The Manufacturer
The PH Grand Piano is handcrafted by Blüthner and fulfils any expectations at a professional level. The PH Grand Piano is the sound of vision. The beauty lies on the inside and it’s what is inside that counts. But how do you create a sound that matches the transparent beauty of the PH Grand Piano? Go back 150 years, travel to the cultural heart of Europe and visit the city of Leipzig, Germany. Ask for Julius Blüthner – and follow
the golden tone, until you arrive at his piano-forte factory, the most esteemed German piano maker. Take a deep breath, you are among the great. Brahms, Liszt, Mahler, Schumann and Tschaikovsky were all welcome guests in the Blüthner home.
The outstanding technical and musical qualities of Blüthner pianos are legendary. Combine all this with a sublime Danish design – and what do you get? Sleepless nights until you own one!
The Design Idea – in the words
of Poul Henningsen
”In 1930 I designed something entirely new within the branch, and the result was this “glass piano”. My idea was that the piano is one of the very few instruments that is played inside its box. A violin, after all, is taken out of its case. The traditional wrapping of the piano has therefore always been a piece of furniture in the style of the time. I wanted to make it an instrument and maybe even improve the sound of it. The big wooden construction that supports the iron frame and the sounding board was bound, like a book, in red oasis-goat skin. The lid was made from plexiglass, which was then the latest and most expensive material. The music-stand is part of the top and runs along the entire front of the piano. The legs are malleable cast and chromium-plated. They are bent to give room for the drummer’s instruments including the big drum”. MOBILIA [Danish furniture magazine], August 1964.
The case and component of the PH Grand Piano are infinitely customisable. It is possible for all of the metal apects of the piano to be presented in the colours and finishes of any individual choice. Similarly, it is possible to customise the leather banding to all preferences and interior settings. Besides, the PH Grand Piano is available with a unique selfplayer system; the system can be controlled by any device (smartphone or tablet) and turns the PH Grand Piano in to the most sophisticated Danish design icon that plays on all senses in life! Basically, the options and opportunities for customisation are endless and it is all about creating the PH Grand Piano with an identity as unique as its owner!
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