Music has been an important part of human life since prehistoric times. Music holds power over people and the musical instruments implement that power. Over the last 300 years the piano has been the dominant musical instrument in Europe, and it still is.
I wanted to transfer the symbolism, history and entrancing power of the piano to the furniture I make. By pulverizing the precious materials used for the piano keys to powder, and with the help of the press, I am distilling that power into a label that I can attach to my furniture.
The Key is an experiment in re-appropriating value and storytelling. The Key is my tool for creating added value for my designs and is in itself repurposing and adding value to an old defunct piano. With The Key I pulverize and compress the old ebony and ivory piano keys into unique emblematic logos for my designs.