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PH Grand Piano PH186 Excellence, Red Leather and Chrome Lid

$129,883.87

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- All prices are listed ex works. - 5 year guarantee. - We regularly crate, ship and install PH Pianos worldwide with full insurance. This PH Grand Piano is crafted in 2018 and is a total eye catching icon with the red leather rim and high gloss black. This Poul Henningsen designed PH Grand Piano PH186 ‘Excellence’ model is designed in 1930 but it still belongs to the future because of the futuristic appearance and look. The PH Grand Piano is characterized by the transparent plexiglass and chrome lid that is synonymous with all PH Grand Piano designs and it is standing on three chromed metal legs. This model of the PH Grand Piano is crafted by the German piano maker, Blüthner, and every aspect of this piano, from material quality, aesthetics to sound-quality is outstanding. This PH Grand Piano is a true Danish design icon combined with the best piano actions in the world. It is much more than a fine musical instrument - it is an investment yielding daily joy and excitement as well as an asset to be enjoyed far into the future.

Customization Options

Options - QRS Self Player can be installed for €8.000

Details

  • Creator
    Poul Henningsen (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 43.31 in. (110 cm)Width: 62.6 in. (159 cm)Depth: 73.23 in. (186 cm)
  • Style
    Bauhaus (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2018
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Exhibition model.
  • Seller Location
    Copenhagen, DK
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5455220886742

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  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About Poul Henningsen (Designer)

The name Poul Henningsen is synonymous with the best and most innovative modern Scandinavian lighting. The Danish designer created a signature vocabulary of fixtures with tiered and layered shades in sculptural arrangements that are at once naturalistic and geometric. 


Henningsen grew up in a town on the outskirts of Copenhagen and studied architecture at the Technical University of Denmark. He would become a noted art critic, journalist and screenwriter, but his first love was lighting design. Henningsen’s childhood home was illuminated by oil lamps. When his family switched to electrified lighting, he was alarmed and repelled by the harsh glare cast by an incandescent bulb, and in his late teens he began conducting quasi-scientific experiments to measure which materials and methods best diffused or reflected light to give it a warm brightness. His work came to the attention of the lighting-fixtures firm Louis Poulsen, which sponsored the development of a prototype lamp. The design won a gold medal at the 1925 Paris Expositions Internationales des Arts Decóratifs et Industriels Modernes — from which the term Art Deco derives. The lamp, whose three-part shade is said to be inspired by the arrangement of a dinner plate atop a soup bowl atop a teacup, became the basis for Henningsen’s most successful design, the PH 4/3 desk lamp.


All told, Henningsen would design some 100 lighting fixtures in his career. Some of his most notable creations are hanging lamps, which include the “Septima” (1929), a pendant composed of seven graduated frosted-glass layers; the “Spiral” (1942), made of a single ribbon of enameled aluminum; and the “Artichoke” (1958), whose 70 glass or metal fins in a staggered and graduated arrangement on a central steel frame resemble those of its namesake. The last is likely Henningsen’s masterwork and an icon of mid-20th-century design. Like all Henningsen lighting designs, it is striking, sculptural and — thanks to his insistence on the primacy of the quality of the light cast — superbly functional.


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