A jubilee edition piano, created in memory of Steinway&Sons 160th anniversary, is now displayed and available at Warsaw’s Pianosalon. The Red Dot Award 2014 winning designer instrument is one of only 50 pieces manufactured.
“Arabesque is an outstanding instrument designed by the famous American designer Dakota Jackson. The series of these luxurious pianos commemorates the 160th anniversary of establishing the Steinway&Sons brand. This is the first time in history when this limited edition piano is available on the Polish market. Until now, exceptional instruments like Arabesque could have been purchased only abroad. Steinway&Sons has always been present in Poland. Many legendary Polish pianists and composers have bonded their careers with this brand. Let’s mention Paderewski or Rubinstein in the past or Blechacz and Możdżer nowadays,”said Magdalena Piotrowska, Steinway&Sons representative in Poland. “We thought that one of the jubilee pianos just had to be brought to Poland.”
“Arabesque stands out with its extraordinary swirling form. Like all Steinway&Sons instruments it is hand made from the highest quality natural materials. The unique looks of the piano have been awarded by the jury of the prestigious designer award – Red Dot 2014 and it has been the first piano to ever win the prize. Arabesque is the form that you can feel,” said Dakota Jackson, it’s creator. “The ultimate moment occurs when you sit in front of it and then you attack it. That first sound that comes out of it is shocking, almost like it’s alive. You bring it to life.”
“The name Arabesque comes from ballet figure which expresses concentrated energy, perfect balance and the highest beauty. Same the piano standing on its twisted diagonal legs, with curved prop stick and two silver rims entwining it, seems to be in constant movement. The unique project ties Steinway’s tradition and craft with elegant and modern solutions which ensure the highest comfort, quality of sound and exceptional looks. The piano will be a treat not only for pianists and music lovers but also to those sensitive to beauty and design as well as to art collectors,” said Ms. Piotrowska.