The result of a collaboration between renowned British piano makers Goldfinch and acclaimed London design studio Based Upon, the extravagant design will set buyers back £475,000 (so almost a million Australian dollars).

In its first life, The Baby was purely a sculpture, designed to resemble a wide-brimmed teacup with a striking gold-effect façade.  The innovative design was nine years in the making even before it occurred to Goldfinch to transform it into a piano. 

Gold standard: the million dollar baby grand piano

Gold standard: the million dollar baby grand piano

Gold standard: the million dollar baby grand piano

The Baby's burnished gold surfaces accentuate the curves of the design and give the piano an antique effect that contrasts with its space age shape. 

Gold standard: the million dollar baby grand piano

Gold standard: the million dollar baby grand piano

Gold standard: the million dollar baby grand piano

Love the look but perhaps not in a position to forego property investment (or, say, a lifetime supply of Louboutins) for a piano? Based Upon have also created limited edition furniture from the same sculptural design. 

Gold standard: the million dollar baby grand piano

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