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Steinway & Sons has been manufacturing concert grand pianos for 150 years. To commemorate this anniversary, Karl Lagerfeld has designed an instrument that is unequaled in terms of beauty and sound: the Steinway Limited Edition, or S.L.ED. For the first time in the history of grand piano manufacture, Lagerfeld has rethought the traditional form. By shaping the feet like the runners of a sled, Lagerfeld has given the piano a new silhouette and has simultaneously made substantial improvements in the instrument's resonance. This book documents the creative process involving the S.L.ED from the first drafts and color tests through the various production steps in the Hamburg Steinway factory to the finished instrument. It's a sensorial study of function and design and a convincing new interpretation of a classic shape.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783882439090
ISBN-10: 3882439092
Format: Paperback
(165mm x 208mm x 6mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Steidl Verlag
Publisher: Steidl Publishers
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Karl Lagerfeld

In addition to his work in fashion, Karl Lagerfeld, born in 1938 in Hamburg, has devoted time to photography for many years. In 1996 he received the Culture Award of the German Photographic Society. Though his work is shown in many museums, its essence is disclosed through the books that Mr. Lagerfeld conceives and designs himself.

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