Baldi For Steinway
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.
Special Edition GranPiano
ABOUT STEINWAY & SONS
Steinway & Sons pianos are the choice of nine out of ten concert pianists as well as countless professionals and amateurs. Since 1853 the company’s pianos, each of which takes around a year to make, have set an uncompromising standard for sound, craftsmanship, design and investment. The company only has two factories world-wide, based in Hamburg and New York.