BALDI HOME JEWELS DESIGNS “ARMONIA”, A COLLECTION LAUNCHED BY STEINWAY & SONS

Over the last 150 years, Baldi has impressed the entire world, giving birth to breath-taking monumental artworks and amazing Renaissance-inspired jewels for the home. Today the Company is delighted to announce the launch of “Armonia Limited Edition” and “Special Edition Gran Pianos”. The pianos all feature melodious names like “Acanto”, “Impero”, “Muse”, “Richelieu” and “Sherazad” and customers can choose between different bronze applications.

“Armonia” is characterized by precious bronzes which are all lost-wax casted and hand-chiseled thanks to self-built tools created ad hoc by the artisans, in order to decorate, enhance and highlight the shapes of the bronzes and so to create a powerful sensation of depth. After the 24K gold plating galvanic process, the bronzes are then carefully placed on the masterful Steinway & Sons grand pianos at the Baldi workshop. Each design is limited to ten grand pianos.

BALDI & STEINWAY EXPERIENCE

To build an instrument combining the best of Steinway & Sons with the best of Baldi Home Jewels, the designers decided to work in two segments: First with a signature bronze from the Baldi archives and second with astonishing precious stones. The bronzes, designed by Baldi Studio, taking inspiration from a timeless art, follow a tradition started in the second half of the 19th century.

The ad-personam “Special Edition Grand Pianos” are characterized by precious stones and are realized in Florence at Baldi Home Jewels factory. Cut in thin slices, the hard stones are attached in small pieces on the surface of the piano with the original antique technique of Mosaico Russo; hereafter, the stone mosaic is grinded and polished by hand to create a gloss finish. The result are beautiful pieces of art, which showcase Baldi’s signature.

Each Steinway Grand Piano “Armonia Limited Edition” and “Special Edition Gran Pianos” will be distributed exclusively through the Steinway and through the Baldi network. The new collections is the result of an extraordinary collaboration between two outstanding luxury brands. Their shared quest for perfection makes Baldi Home Jewels and Steinway & Sons the ideal partners. Their collective passions and values are apparent throughout their work, most notably in their shared philosophies on perfection and history.

About Baldi Home Jewels

From 1867 to 2017. 150 years that express the unmistakable Baldi reality.
This is the history of two prestigious families, Consani and Ponziani.
The Ponziani family and consequently their “BottegadeiRestauriAntichi” became famous for their furniture reproductions, made unique for their perfect knowledge of restore technique and for their passion for the ancient times
The Consiani boast as most representative exponent Vincenzo Consani, who had realized statues, busts and commemorative monuments in pure neo-classic style, still preserved nowadays in renowned buildings such as Palazzo Pitti in Firenze. Here is it possible to admire “La Vittoria” statue, whose date date of creation, 1867, became the icon of Baldi’s brand, representing its historical accuracy and witnessing its value.Art and craftsmanship, inspiration and dexterity merge together, creating an unique patrimony.