Day: October 8, 2020

An Insider Look at Lenny Kravitz’s Showstopping Piano

Lenny Kravitz is often thought of as the ultimate guitar guy. From the bombastic riffs of “Are You Gonna Go My Way” to the opening of “American Woman,” guitar arrangements have always anchored Kravitz hits. “But the piano was actually the first instrument I ever played,” 
he notes, reflecting on his long-standing love of the instrument. Some five decades, 11 studio albums, and four Grammys later, Kravitz still has his childhood piano. Now he has parlayed that passion—along with his experience designing both furniture and interiors—into a limited-edition version all his own, collaborating with the venerable piano manufacturer Steinway & Sons.

A visual tour de force, his concept marries elements of the Art Deco and Art Moderne styles with nods to African art, mixing rich woods and metals. Hand-painted geometric carvings run across the piano’s lid and sides, referencing traditional tribal motifs, while cheetah-print upholstery tops the bench.

Read More