Bentley Motors piano inspired by the 1926 Speed 6

by ben kealey in Leicester, England, United Kingdom

Not quite
Unfortunately this project was not successful.

The aim of this project is to build a piano designed by Dead Buni to inspire people to be creative.

by ben kealey in Leicester, England, United Kingdom

I started Dead Buni originally to save pianos from the scrap heap and I now enjoy building them on a commission basis for private collectors or corporate entities for promotional purposes.

My goal is to build radically redesigned pianos for people to enjoy in public spaces - hopefully inspiring Artists, Designers, Musicians or any kind of creative.

The basis of the design is a Bentley Upright piano circa 1920’s restyled as a tribute to a Bentley of the era - the 1926 Bentley speed six ‘Number 8’. Finished in a high gloss dark Brooklands racing Green with matching Green leather trimmed panels and chrome beading. The music stand is finished in custom fabricated polished aluminium and the keys are laid with the same. 

My vision realised will allow me to build this Bentley piano, put it on display and invite musicians from all walks of life to perform with it and if nothing else hopefully bring a little sunshine to someones day and show that anything I possible.

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