The result of this collaboration is an elegant, sculptural piece of art, handcrafted at the factory in Hamburg. In a departure from the classic Steinway & Sons grand piano, the rim of the Noé Limited Edition features an unusual, beautiful ‘flowing’ shape, based on what Noé calls ‘emotional curves’; a celebration of light and sound inspired by the natural ebb and flow of music. The legs are of a distinct round shape, perfectly matching the soft flow of the piano’s rim; the unusual lyra, made of metal, rounds off the beauty of the instrument. The designer carefully chose three radiant colours – white, red and blue – and added matching veneers to some parts of the pianos, creating stunning visual highlights: almond white is combined with Figured Sycamore Wood; midnight blue with Blue Stained Mahogany wood; and a deep red with red stained Indian Apple wood. The cast iron plate as well as the fittings are crafted in a silver- or gold-coloured finish, complimenting the colour of each piano.