Bösendorfer 225 – Grand Bohemian

Finish: Polished Ebony

Condition: New

Limited Edition: (#1 of 9)

Price: $425,000

The most opulent piano in the world!

 

SKU: Limited Edition #1 0f 9 Serial# 50580 Category: Tags: , , ,

Description

Bösendorfer Piano 225 – Limited Edition (#1 of 9)

Grand Bohemian Piano

(7’4″)

Serial# 50580

The Most Opulent Piano in the World

Grand Bohemian Limited Edition by Kessler

For the creation of its newest piano, Bösendorfer worked with international artist Franco Castelluccio and entrepreneur Richard Kessler—owner of the highly acclaimed Grand Bohemian boutique hotels and a passionate art collector—resulting in a piano which is as much a work of art as it is a musical instrument.

Original Design

The design for the Grand Bohemian was inspired by pieces from Kessler’s personal collection, including a painting of a peacock and a special collection of bronze sculptures. Fascinated by the beauty and elegance of the peacock, and the ideal use of bronze for the base of the piano, Kessler selected these themes and works of art to cultivate inspiration for the design.

                                    “I’m fascinated with the beauty and elegance of the peacock, and bronze was the perfect medium for the base of the piano.”Richard Kessler

Mythical Forest

The Grand Bohemian piano would look as at home in a mythical forest as an art museum or luxury penthouse. A bronze cast base of sculpted tree branches adorn woodland creatures; a majestic peacock with feathers unfurled makes up for the music stand. LED lighting within the sounding board area and lighting under the base give the piano an otherworldly glow. Some areas like the frame are gilded with 23-carat finest gold. The vibrant red of the inside of the piano lid and inner rim make this piano unlike any other in elegance and opulence. The “Grand Bohemian” is limited to nine instruments worldwide, this one-of-a-kind masterpiece will be enjoyed by musicians and art aficionados alike.

The Grand Bohemian

The Grand Bohemian piano embodies the seamless integration of traditional piano craftsmanship with magnificent design. Not only is this instrument a reflection of Bösendorfer’s unlimited potential in design and craftsmanship, it is also a magnificent work of art. To find inspiration for this new piano, Bösendorfer worked with entrepreneur Richard Kessler—owner of the highly-acclaimed Grand Bohemian boutique hotels and a passionate art collector—resulting in a design that is as unique and grand as Kessler’s Bohemian brand.

As an established connoisseur and collector of art, Kessler, along with international artist Franco Castelluccio, played an integral role in the realization of this dream piano. The Kessler Collection is passionately invested in art and music, as in Bösendorfer, so it is no surprise that the end result is as much a work of art as it is a musical instrument. The design for the Grand Bohemian was inspired by pieces from Kessler’s personal collection, including a painting of a peacock and a special collection of bronze sculptures. Fascinated by the beauty and elegance of the peacock, and the ideal use of bronze for the base of the piano, Kessler selected these themes and works of art to cultivate inspiration for the design.

Exuding an opulent, classic-contemporary design, the Grand Bohemian piano would look at home in a mythical forest as it would in an art museum or luxury penthouse. With a bronze cast base of sculpted tree branches adorned with woodland creatures and a majestic peacock with feathers unfurled for the music stand, this piano is unlike any other in elegance and opulence. In addition, the entire piano frame has been meticulously covered by hand with 23-karat gold leaf and includes carefully placed LED lighting giving the piano an otherworldly glow—an appropriate finishing touch for such a grand instrument.

The Grand Bohemian supersedes the expectations of customary piano design, while maintaining the tradition, high-quality and exclusivity expected from Bösendorfer. Limited to nine instruments worldwide, this one-of-a-kind masterpiece will be enjoyed by musicians and art aficienados alike.

“Bösendorfer is the premier instrument being made today, known for creating unique, hand-crafted instruments. My hotels are also highly-designed products, with art and music being a significant part of the brand. As an art collector myself, I also own Bösendorfer instruments. Designing a piano with the company, along with my friend and international artist Franco Castelluccio, has long been a dream of mine. This namesake piano is a reflection of Bösendorfer’s limitless possibilities and, at the same time, is truly a collector’s piece of art. Designing this piano was one of the most enjoyable things I’ve ever done.”Richard Kessler

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