I have no qualms with the traditional grand piano but an update to a classic always warrants attention. The Audi Design Team collaborated with piano maker Bosendorfer to design a $140,000 grand piano to debut on July 16th at the Audi Forum in Germany. The piano has aesthetics that make it a masterful centerpiece but the beauty will presumably cost acoustics. Since most pianos sit vacant for 99.9% of their lives, I think the modern design is a fair trade-off.
Thanks to mocoloco.com for the images.