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Fragile Fingers on a Grand Piano, by Marcel Wanders, 2013, Unique, Single #5/14



The Fragile fingers on a Grand Piano are designed as the hands and arms of world-renown Dutch pianist Iris Hond. This series of porcelain arms are replicas of the pianist’s real arms, created through a process of 3D scanning, prototyping and casting. Each piece and tattoo is hand painted differently in delft blue ink, turning them into limited unique signatures of play, poetry and fantasy. They come in pairs and also as single right hands. Single: edition of 14 pieces +2 Artist Proofs Pair: edition of 6 pieces +1 Artist Proof.


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    Height: 16.93 in. (43 cm)Width: 5.91 in. (15 cm)Depth: 2.76 in. (7 cm)
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    New & Custom(Limited Edition)
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    Amsterdam, NL
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    1stDibs: LU5704224157152

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    Ships From: Lijnden, Netherlands
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About the Maker

Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders is a leading product and interior designer credited with 1,900+ iconic projects. Marcel Wanders works with premium brands such as Alessi, Baccarat, Bisazza, Christofle, Kosé Corporation, Flos, KLM, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Louis Vuitton, Morgans Hotel Group, Puma, Swarovski. Today, many of Marcel Wanders’ designs are celebrated in some of the most renowned museums in the world, including the Centre Pompidou (FR), MoMA (US), and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL). Marcel Wanders is shaping the design industry and advocating for a more romantic and humanistic design thinking. Respecting the past and the diversity of cultures, Marcel Wanders develops a contemporary language that is personal yet a catalyst for the post-post-modernist era we call the “Contemporary Renaissance of Humanism”. Personal Editions is an exclusive collection of unique and limited edition pieces that exists at the boundaries of the functional and the non-functional, and of art and design. These special pieces are a playground, a place without restrictions, where Marcel Wanders can bring his most unexpected visions to life. The Personal Editions collection combines traditional crafts and industrial processes to durability, fantasy, and creativity to humanity. Da Capo Al Coda offers Marcel Wanders’ Personal Editions collection, rare gifts and the most wonderful secrets. An intimate assortment of artisanal, alluring, surprising and fantastical items. Wonderful Treasures are Yours to discover.
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