Grand piano
  • TitleGrand piano
  • Technique/ MaterialSteel, brass, aluminum, wood, ivory, galaite
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b x dj) 99 x 150 x 150 cm
  • DatingMade 1930
  • Artist/Maker Designer: Sigurd Lewerentz, Swedish, born 1885, dead 1975
    Manufacturer: J.P. Nyströms Piano- och Orgelfabrik, Karlstad, Sweden
  • CategoryApplied art and design, Furniture
  • ClassificationInstrument, Flygel
  • Geographical originKarlstad, Sweden
  • Inventory No.NMK 132a/2004
  • AcquisitionPurchase 2004 Barbro Oshers Fund
  • Description
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    This grand piano was created for an exclusive show apartment at the Stockholm Exhibition of 1930. The steel legs and the simple form of the case, wrapped in broad bands of birch and walnut veneer, give the instrument a modern and industrial feel. But this unique handmade piano does not belong in a functional apartment furnished with mass-produced goods. This is luxury functionalism created for a traditional, bourgeois life style.