Community News – 160th Anniversary Steinway & Sons “Arabesque”

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“Arabesque” 16th Anniversary Limited Edition Steinway Piano designed by Dakota Jackson

In honour of Steinway’s 160th anniversary, we are proud to announce The Arabesque Series, the latest Limited Edition collaboration with renowned furniture designer Dakota Jackson.


In ballet, an arabesque is a pose that embodies grace and perfect balance. True to that inspiration, this instrument captivates with exquisite design accents, giving an impression of fluidity and movement. The prop stick captures the dynamic extension of the balletic pose with its graceful curved arch, effortlessly bearing the weight of the lid. Its unique, organic shape folds down against the shape of the rim illustrating the perfect harmony of the design.


The “Arabesque” Steinway will be the centrepiece during celebrations in Shanghai, China early October 2013. Details of its arrival into Australia will be released at a later date.


Image of Dakota JacksonThe cooperation between Steinway & Sons and Dakota Jackson began in 2000 with the development of the highly successful Tricentennial Limited Edition for the 300th anniversary of the piano. Now, with the 160th Anniversary, the special partnership grows still stronger.


Like the intimate, lyrical creation by Robert Schumann entitled “Arabesque”, or Debussy’s pensive masterpiece of the same name, the 160th Anniversary Limited Edition touches the soul with a pure beauty. The instrument captivates with exquisite design accents, giving an impression of fluidity and movement.


In ballet, an “arabesque” is a pose held suspended in time, with the limbs of the dancer impossibly extended. It conveys a sense of channelled energy, flowing freely through the tips of the fingers and toes, outward and upward into the ether.


Over the years, Steinway has continued to celebrate and commemorate certain milestones in history. Availability will be confirmed after the unveiling in October so stay tuned for more news about this special milestone.


For more information about this exciting limited edition and others that have been released in the past, please do not hesitate to contact your nearest store in Brisbane or Sydney.


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