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The Mediano piano TV cabinet: not for music lovers


August 5, 2010

The Mediano TV cabinet is the epitome of taste

The Mediano TV cabinet is the epitome of taste

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Got a piano sitting in your house gathering dust because no one will come around and join you in a good old-fashioned sing-along? Why not give it a new lease on life by converting it into something that’s sure to get some use, like a TV cabinet? That’s just what German company Craft Line has done with its Mediano, a white upright piano that has had all its musical innards removed to make way for an LCD TV that slides out of the top of the piano at a push of a button on a remote control.

Removing the piano’s insides means you’ll no longer be able to entertain guests with your rendition of chopsticks, but you'll still be able to bring a tear to their eye when you reveal your new piece of furniture. Doing away with the piano’s steel strings and felt-covered hammers also leaves plenty of room in the lower part of the piano for other multimedia components, such as DVD recorders or games consoles.

The Mediano has room for all your multimedia components

It looks like Craft Line will make furniture to individual specifications, so anyone after some musically themed furniture might want to get the company to finish the job by replacing the piano keys with an electronic keyboard so you can at least pretend to have some taste.

Via Born Rich

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So, what's next? A Cello as a back scratcher? or perhaps a clarinet as a bud vase? Oooh! I got it, a sousaphone as a toilet! That will make money!

5th August, 2010 @ 05:00 pm PDT

Seems a shame, almost sacrilege. However, there are thousands of pianos in the U.S. that were built during the piano-buying craze of the '20's and '30's, that are reaching the end of their lives as usable musical instruments; inexpensive pianos that would not merit an extensive refurbishment. Sadly, many of them end up in landfills. At least, this way, they can be used as beautiful, and evocative, furniture.

And, it might also be possible to build in an electronic keyboard, keeping the piano as a musical instrument, as well as a re-purposed piece of furniture

Fred V.
24th October, 2012 @ 09:39 am PDT
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