Milky Way


Design by Andrée Putman

This 2 meters 17 long grand piano was created with the harmonic structure of the grand piano of 2 meters 04, heir of the mythical Pleyel no 3 model, chosen by the greatest concert pianists like Alfred Cortot.

Dimensions: L 217 cm x Width 161 cm x H 105 cm

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Andrée Putman designed this piano as the instrument crystallised into a unique luxury object, transformed into a life-size musical box refined to novel proportions, wih a milky way painted inside the lid in indigo and navy blue lacquer and set with constellation of stars. The music stand and piano prop in lacquered checkerboard pattern remind of the designer’s style.

A marriage between design and music, curved and straight lines, black lacquer and the blue milky way with its constellation stars, keyboard and checkerboard, an interface between music and the decorative arts, between piano and design.

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  • Grand piano – P204 model.

  • External & internal finishing : glossy black lacquer

  • Inner lid : hand-painted milky way inside the midnight blue cover with a constellation of stars and cardinal points

  • Music-stand and piano prop in checkerboard pattern in black and anthracite grey lacquer

  • Lid opening system designed like a musical box

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  • Fittings and tapered lyre in nickel-plated steel

  • Midnight blue string felts

  • Ball-bearings castors

  • Soundboard and ribs: solid spruce from Fiemme Valley, Ciresa

  • Renner action according to Pleyel and Paulello specifications

  • 88 notes, 7 octaves 1/3

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Piano bench “Satellite”:

  • Matching concert bench “Satellite” in a wood structure with indigo blue and black lacquer standing on three wide legs
  • Crystal handles
  • Grey flannel upholstery
  • Height adjustable