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Two of the most respected and renowned German piano makers have some amazing models with which you may not be familiar. Some are designed in conjunction with fine artists or Porsche Design and some are being hailed for their design in worldwide competitions.
Schimmel and Bosendorfer are both well established, centuries old, family founded companies who make several lines of quality pianos. In addition to making traditional Grands and Uprights, they both manufacturer modern and unusual instruments that are as pleasing to the eye as the ear.
Take a look:
Schimmel Konzert Grand (The Glass Grand Concert Piano)
K 213 Glas, length: 213 cm | 7’0’’ inch
Schimmel Konzert Grand (The Pegasus Grand Concert Piano)
K 208 Pegasus, length: 208 cm | 6’10’’ inch
The Pegasus in white:
Schimmel Konzert Grand (The Concert Grand Piano by Artist Otmar Alt)
K 213 Otmar Alt, spezial colour, length: 213 cm | 7’0’’ inch
Schimmel Upright- C 116 M.
This new model Schimmel has just won one of the most renowned and challenging international design competitions, the "red dot award: product design 2008“.
Wilhelm Schimmel Pianofortefabrik GmbH
Phone +49 (0)531/8018-0
Fax +49 (0)531/8018-163
The Bösendorfer EDGE – Design by Edelweiss Industrial Studio:
Design by F. A. Porsche for Bosendorfer:
The Bosendorfer Brüssel, Designed by Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Felsenstein, office Nobert Schlesinger:
above: Specially designed logo for Model Brüssel
L. Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik GmbH
Graf Starhemberg-Gasse 14, A-1040 Vienna, Austria
Bösendorferstraße 12, A-1010 Vienna, Austria
Be sure to see Bosendorfer's latest collaboration with Audi designs here.