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Audi Design Grand Piano

Audi went from tickling the blacktop with their smooth rides to tickling the ivories with their Audi Design Grand Piano built by the 182-year old Bosendorfer company of Vienna, Austria. This slick musical machine features a lid that wraps down to the base, giving the piano an almost aerodynamic shape. This grandest of grands debuts for many grand: $140,000 to be exact.

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The question “what are three of your favorite chairs and their respective designers” was asked on the LinkedIn Interior Design group forum recently and while most respondents listed the usual suspects, it made us think of a few more contemporary examples of great chairs. We’ve included them below:

Christopher Guy Patented Chris-Cross Design

Any of the signature Chris-X (pronounced kris-krôs) chairs by Christoper Guy. Guy is well known for fusing classicism with modernism in his designs. If you’re not familiar with this British luxury furniture designer’s work you’re missing some of the sexiest designs around.

Norman Cherner Molded Plywood Armchair

The Plywood Chair Collection by The Cherner Chair Company. A mid-century icon and perennial favorite.

Being from the Motor City, our list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the “seat belt chair” aka the Greenbelt chair from Peter Danko. The basket woven seatbelt chair backs and seats last many years and the belt fibres moiré effects are visually stunning. The belting is not only comfortable and a recycled material, it is an alternative for the environmentally problematic urethane foam seat suspension.Peter Danko Greenbelt Side Chair

Boprae's sculptural freestanding room dividerRichard Boprae transitioned from a career in modeling to modeling sculptures out of metal. His unique"Edit" collection installation from Richard Bopraestyle is a marriage between fine art and design, and takes shape through site-specific installations, room dividers, sliding doors, custom tiles and murals.

Working from a converted historic synagogue in Denver, Boprae says his work, “encourages the rebirth of the craftsmanship era, where pride lays in the execution and the exactitude of the result,” adding that he draws inspiration from traditional art, culture and landscape. Boprae’s organic works of art can be seen at http://www.boprae.com/index.php