Schimmel K213 “Glas” Transparent Art Case Performance Grand
Serial No.: 379520
Series: Schimmel Art Case
“Alles klar” is a popular colloquial German expression that has numerous connotations, depending on how it is used. But it literally translates in English to “All Clear” – an appropriate description of this very unconventional Schimmel ‘Glas’ Art Case grand.
This is a perplexing instrument. There’s something fascinating about being able to ‘see through its skin’ and behold the intricate skeleton and mechanical inner workings that are normally not visible. Schimmel went to great lengths to enhance this experience by making the structural inner rim, frame, and cast-iron plate a brilliant white that almost glows through the transparent crystal-like cabinetry.
One can’t help but be reminded of the effect of an atrium, such as the famous glass ‘Louvre Pyramid’ entryway to that museum in Paris. Like an atrium, ‘Glas’ allows daylight in through its clear lid and sides. And it can also emit light from within at night with a special built-in adjustable brightness lighting system, described by Schimmel as “integrated under the gold-plated decorative strips around the wing wall, in the lid, in the front above the keys, and in the foot blocks.”
As you can see, this is a very special, rare bespoke piano with attributes that travel well beyond those of a more conventional build. The K213 model in general is a world-class performance instrument that appeals to advanced, dedicated pianists all over the world.
If you happen to be one of those players who also loves unique, visionary, modern design and have the means, this is an extraordinary opportunity to own an exceptional piece. Even if you don’t play but collect outstanding works for display and visual impact, “Glas” will not disappoint – alles klar!
- Built in Braunschweig, Germany
- Evocative transparent “Glas” cabinet
- Stunning white inner frame and cast-iron plate
- Beautiful gold-plated details
- Built-in lighting system
- Performance-level 7’ semi-concert grand
- Unique matching transparent artist bench
- 10-year new Schimmel factory warranty
- Lifetime Full Trad Guarantee
- 1 free in-home tuning after delivery
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