maciej markowicz's leaning piano for wiczny premieres at ICFF 2015 maciej markowicz's leaning piano for wiczny premieres at ICFF 2015
may 14, 2015

maciej markowicz's leaning piano for wiczny premieres at ICFF 2015

maciej markowicz’s leaning piano for wiczny premieres at ICFF 2015
all images © steve shilling media 2015




smoothly finished aluminum with a wrapped exterior of walnut veneer compose the functional ‘leaning piano’ sculpture by new york designer maciej markowicz for wiczny. the hybrid piano is able to accommodate a full 88 key yamaha arius digital board, as well as provide shelving for various music texts and items. metal and wood contrast visually and in tactility, aiding the centrifugal force that moves through the shape. 

‘leaning piano’




‘leaning piano’ embodies an unfulfilled childhood dream of markowicz, that of his father’s promise to send him to music lessons. the idea prevalent in the piece also contains an element of intertextuality, which ties it together with the artist’s exhibition ‘my father always promise that he would take me there’. the work will debut at ICFF, from may 16-19th at the javits center, in new york city

the piece is made of aluminum and walnut veneer 

maciej markowicz leaning piano wiczny ICFF 2015 designboom
the design includes a series of shelves 

the unit was made to accommodate a digital yamaha keyboard

maciej markowicz leaning piano wiczny ICFF 2015 designboom
shapes and pedals 



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  • Darn.
    What happened to the Hot Dog piano?
    Was that ruled out??

    Ron Smith says:

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