Twinkling the Ivories
If music is the food of love, then a crystalencrusted piano must be the icing on the cake. Half a million Swarovski sparklers bedeck this Steinway to the tune of £420,000. It was custom built by UK-based Goldfinch Pianos in collaboration with British contemporary artist Lauren Baker for a sheikh in Doha. It took six months to make and each crystal was painstakingly applied by hand. But it’s not just about looks; the piano incorporates cutting-edge technology.