In honor of Steinway's 160th anniversary, we are proud to annouce our latest collaboration with renowned furniture designer Dakota Jackson: the Stunning Arbesque - a Limited Edition with a unique and innovative design approach
"The Arabesque Piano combines the grace of the classical dancer and the intertwining motif witnessed in Moorish design – sound in movement.
The physical presence of the Arabesque was a direct link to what I initially composed in my thoughts. It was a thought dream coming alive." – Dakota Jackson
Like the intimate, lyrical creation by Robert Schumann entitled "Arabesque", or Debussy's pensive masterpiece of the same name, the 160th Anniversary Limited Edition Arabesque by Dakota Jackson touches the soul with a pure beauty. Conceived by Dakota Jackson for the 160th anniversary of Steinway & Sons, the instrument captivates with exquisite design accents, giving an impression of fluidity and movement. In ballet, an "arabesque” is a pose held suspended in time, with the limbs of the dancer impossibly extended. It conveys a sense of channeled energy, flowing freely through the tips of the fingers and toes, outward and upward into the ether.
The cooperation between Steinway & Sons and Dakota Jackson began in 2000 with the development of the highly successful Tricentennial Limited Edition for the 300th anniversary of the piano. Now, with the 160th Anniversary Limited Edition Arabesque by Dakota Jackson, the special partnership grows still stronger. "To me," Jackson says, "Steinway is synonymous with Piano. I wouldn't consider designing a piano for any other company."