2009, Ingolstadt: The German car manufacturer Audi – famous for its elegantly slick and sporty design – is celebrating its 100th anniversary. For this special occasion Audi decided to design a unique instrument, representing the company’s dedication to stunning design. Despite the futuristic aesthetics of this piano it obviously meets the ultimate sound requirements imperative to all Bösendorfer Grands.
2006, Vienna: Reduced, contemporary. The industrial design of the Bösendorfer Edge is proclaimed winner of the international Bösendorfer Piano Design Award. Following clear lines and shapes, the design elaborates on a concise, formal appearance unfolding a smooth presence. Our Bösendorfer Edge: industrial in style, straightforward in design. Just on the edge.
At the end of the 16 century, a new movement in art spreads quickly across Europe and eventually reaches Austria. It is the dawn of the Baroque. Manufactured over countless hours by our artisans the Bösendorfer Baroque is one of our most extravagant designs. The Bösendorfer Baroque is not only extravagant in sound but also in appearance.
Louis Seize, an artistic style named after the French King Louis XVI, is illustrated by natural forms and shapes. Facing the end of the Baroque era Classicism celebrates the world of antiquity and Greek ideals. The Bösendorfer Grand Louis XVI is dedicated to this style of simple yet playful Classicism.
The city of Vienna, like no other, has been the focal point of music and art for centuries. Bösendorfer Grand Vienna pays tribute to our city which Bösendorfer has called home for nearly two centuries. Delicate shapes, refined marquetry and selected application of the precious Amboyna veneer complement this piano combining our musical heritage with masterful craftsmanship.
The Polish piano virtuoso and composer Frédéric Chopin has devoted himself in all his works foremost to piano music. On the occasion of his 150th anniversary we created an exclusive instrument to pay tribute to the master of piano compositions. The Bösendorfer Grand Chopin, the gold leaf ornaments and carvings, are inspired by grand pianos Chopin played during his tour in England.