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 Vaissière, 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: