Steinway & Sons recently unveiled their 600,000th piano and it's absolutely stunning. Designed by the famed Frank Pollaro, the piano is named The Fibonacci after the mathematical sequence, picturing the iconic spiral on its veneer. And oh yeah, it took more than 6,000 hours over the course of four years to create the finished piece.
"The Fibonacci spiral is a representation of perfect proportions and natural beauty. Without a doubt, Frank captured those qualities in this piano, creating a work of art for the eyes and the ears," says Darren Marshall, Chief Marketing Officer of Steinway & Sons.
According to the company, the image was handmade using "six individual logs of Macassar Ebony, creating a fluid design that represents the geometric harmony found in nature." The spiral's lines continue from the lid to the curved base of the piano, while synthetic ivory inlay and patinated bronze adds some contrast.
Steinway has a history of gifting their milestone pianos, with the 100,000th model originally gifted to the United States White House before being added to the Smithsonian's permanent collection—the 300,000 is still in the White House's East Room. However, the nine-foot, Model D concert grand Fibonacci is actually for sale for $2.4 million. If you miss your chance to call it yours, the company will also be creating up to six exclusive, limited edition Model B pianos inspired by the design. For purchase information, contact Laura Seele at (646) 356-3960.