The Grand Piano Takes a Stand

Grand pianos make a big statement, but also take up a huge amount of space in a home.

With this in mind, Sarah Nicolls with assistance from engineers Tim Evans and Chris Vaissi√®re, along with piano builder David Klavins got to work. Their masterpiece? ¬†The Standing Grand from Future Piano. Up now on Kickstarter, the piano has been completely re-engineered to stand vertically. Striking to look at, they were adamant that it needed to sound as good as a traditional grand piano, while taking up far less space. In addition, the Standing Grand weighs only 180 pounds, versus the nearly 1,000 pounds of a traditional grand. We’ll be fascinated to see how this sounds. Via Uncrate: