This Steinway & Sons Piano Was Co-Designed By Lang Lang And Dakota Jackson
With its storied history and reputation for quality, Steinway & Sons has attracted more than 1,600 musicians to make its pianos their instruments of choice; one of being Chinese virtuoso Lang Lang. For the first time ever, the Steinway artist has collaborated with renowned American furniture designer Dakota Jackson to create the Steinway Black Diamond Limited Edition piano, which is inspired by the rarity of its namesake gem.
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While its elegant lines and metallic accents remain a Jackson signature, the piano design also showcases the spirit of Lang Lang’s extraordinary talents, from the three diamond‑shaped silhouettes punctuating the line of the instrument’s rim to the S-shaped topstick. “The shape of the piano invites you to play it,” enthused Lang Lang, who offers his personal touch with the inscription of his signature on each piano.
The Steinway Black Diamond piano also features the revolutionary Spirio | r technology for high‑resolution recording and playback, and a music library of Steinway artists and legends, including Lang Lang, Diana Krall and Arthur Rubinstein. Each instrument takes about three years to craft, from the selection of wood to the integration of the piano keys, which explains why there are only eight Model D concert pianos and 88 Model B classic grand pianos available in the world.
Quick Facts About The Steinway Black Diamond Limited Edition Model D
£500,000: The starting price of the Steinway Black Diamond Limited Edition Model D concert piano
10: The number of Model B classic grand pianos left in the world, with two in Macassar ebony and eight in an ebony finish
1: The number of Model D pianos left in the world, out of the eight that was produced