Audi Design’s grand piano for music in the fast lane
Audi Design Studio followed Porsche’s footsteps in designing a truly unique piano. And, it’s the legendary Austrian piano maker, Bosendorfer that is yet again responsible for bringing another auto manufacturer into trying their hands in designing a musical instrument. One of the most striking features of the Audi Design Wing is the lid, which extends without a break down to the base. When viewed from above, the lid is seen to be recessed into the main case, and in the side view, the curve of the treble side is not interrupted by a joint line. Besides, the keyboard has no wings at the ends, the cast frame is in gray instead of the usual bronze color, and the felt damper strips in natural white instead of wine red. “Generous surface areas ensure formal clarity; there are no decorative applications, the edges and lines are sharply drawn, the joints logically positioned. All these are important aspects of the Audi design,” says Designer Philip Schlesinger, who implemented the project at the Concept Design Studio in Munich. The piano, priced at 100,000 euros i.e. $139,867 will make its debut on July 16 in the Audi Forum Ingolstadt, to celebrate Audi’s 100th anniversary.