Blüthner PH grand piano is a modern incarnation of the unbelievable Danish design by futurist Poul Henningsen, initially created in 1931! This remarkable specimen of piano art has a shape reminiscent of a fantastical creature from another world. PH grand piano has a deconstructed body case that rests on three narrow metal legs shaped like an insect’s slender legs. Its slightly curved lid and iconic oversized music stand are made of metal frames covered with transparent acrylic glass that brings to mind the dragonfly’s wings. These transparencies allow you to see the beauty of the heart of the PH grand piano – its action.
Everything about this instrument breaks every stereotype of what a traditional piano looks like. And like all design icons, PH grand piano is timeless. In its native 1931, it was every bit as futuristic as it is today. Its unique beauty is unmistakably Danish, while the craftsmanship and quality are decidedly German. As is the case with other premium German-made pianos, no detail is too small for the attention of the skilled craftsmen working under the iconic Blüthner name. Produced in made-to-order fashion today, the PH piano can acquire many different personalities to reflect that of its owner while retaining its exotic beauty and singularly unique design. Even without the stellar attributes of a premium grand piano, PH would make for one of the rarest pieces of furniture in the world but when combined with the performance piano quality of its craftsmanship, PH makes for a prized and unique possession.
Be daring. Own Blüthner PH piano.
Grand piano Sizes:
Baby Grand – L 5’ (154cm)
Professional Grand – L 6’1″ (185cm)
Also available as a PH upright
by Poul Henningsen
Other custom colors
Hand-stitched leather banding
Renner action built to Bluthner’s specifications
Quarter-sawn, solid mountain spruce from the Bavarian Alps.
Country of Origin:
PH pianos are handmade in Germany by Bluthner
Custom orders – 4-5 months
2-4 weeks on existing pianos
In the year 1931, the world saw many a historical design statement. After the Chrysler Building (The tallest in the world for less than a year in 1930) came Empire State Building in 1931. The Rockefeller Center was begun to become the single more extensive stock development in New York’s history and the temple of Art Deco. The Bauhaus in Europe was at its height, and renowned Danish furniture designer Poul Henningsen was dreaming up new forms.
As though repeating after Chekhov, “We need new forms…..new forms,” he has conceived of the piano that captured the spirit of the future and the seductive merger of nature and the machine. The bionic shape of the frame, legs, and music stand are in sharp dissonance with the metal from which most of them are made. This dichotomy captures the zeitgeist of the times fascinated with the early dreams of a robotic future, incredible inventions, and the rule of science and industry. And yet the design of the PH grand piano captures the fragility and moving tenderness of the essence of music: an ephemeral beauty that lives for the duration of its sound only to evaporate into thin air forever. The quality of fragility is due to the large transparencies of the lid and the music stand, of course, but it is the sum of all parts that creates an emotion that only PH grand piano can elicit from the spectator. Poul Henningsen knew that he had created the sort of piano that the piano market had never dreamed excited. Yet, in true Scandinavian fashion, he named it with two minimal letters – those of his name – PH. What is truly magnificent about his piano design is that it needs no update for 2023.
The world has leaped into the future just as those dreamers dreamed, yet this one incredible instrument remains a vision of the future even to contemporary eyes. What Bluthner adds to PH grand piano today are the many different materials options that modern technology affords only to accentuate this spectacular Danish design. Every new technical feature in the best traditions of German quality that Bluthner is known for worldwide. We invite you to follow along on the exciting journey and see what your PH grand piano can look like below.
Starting with those iconic legs, they can be realized in gold, silver, black, or bronze. The soundboard can be customized in natural spruce finish or any other color.
The leather trim is where it can get really creative. From animal print pony hair or ombré metallic leather, from exotic python to Swarovski crystal pave, that part of the piano can be whatever you dream it to be.
The metal frame can be made in dark titanium, chrome, bronze, or traditional gold.
For the nature lover, PH grand piano can also be customized with exotic wood veneers.
Many of the details of the interior, from all metal hardware to the color of the felt, can be designed with your vision and your inspiration. By customizing your PH piano with us, you can be an architect of your own designer piano while we take care of the German quality and craftsmanship of the final result.
In PH piano, you are acquiring a work of art and a musical instrument that will surely outshine any other furniture in the room.
You can see more pictures on our website to visit our virtual showroom for videos. As our company deals directly with the factory, please contact us for individual customization options and pricing.