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Want to know more about our player pianos, luxury grand pianos, custom-made pianolas and other instruments? See the latest news from Edelweiss.

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Conclude 2019 Surrounded
with Beautiful Music

For Christmas 2019 you can ensure that those close to your heart do really conclude the year surrounded by kind thoughts, the spirit of giving and beautiful music.

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Unique Gifts For
Unique People

The most special things are often given to us by someone who really loves us and they’ve created us this unique, very special personal gift.

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How Many Ways Can You Customise
An Edelweiss Piano?

Over 45 years, this is one question we had never really been asked until now.

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Our Five Favourite Custom
Self-Playing Piano Commissions

As we approach the end of another very successful year 2019, we asked our team what are their top 5 favourite custom pianos we’ve ever made.

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Classic Yet Contemporary
Self-Playing Pianos

Some of us can feel trapped in this gap between the traditional lovers and the contemporary trend-setters – if this is you, we’ve got your back!

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A Perfect Colour Matched
Custom Self-Playing Piano

'It's just amazing, it matches perfectly!' These were the first words spoken by our customer on delivery of his custom colour-matched Edelweiss G50 Sygnet self-playing grand piano.

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Re-inventing the piano
into musical art

A passion for music, an understanding of design and a fl­air for unique creative expression drive everything we do at Edelweiss.

Having mastered our craft a long time ago we’ve embraced piano legacy to create the future. In everything we do, we blur the line between traditional musical craft, unique cutting-edge design and fantastical art. We understand that a piano is about more than just music. It’s about art, design, style and above all, it’s about expressing yourself in a uniquely personal way. Whether it’s unique colour, a specific style or a certain veneer that makes something personally significant and special for you, Edelweiss will make your bespoke musical art piece just for you.

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Create exclusive entertainment opportunities with an Edelweiss self-playing piano

Music is such a key part of any event. Weddings, birthdays, family get-togethers, dinner parties, cocktail nights … and with an Edelweiss self-playing piano, any evening you host takes on a whole new dimension!

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Stunning bespoke finish hand-built
custom Edelweiss G50 Sygnet

Hand-built exclusively to order in our Cambridge UK factory, every Edelweiss Piano is an original in its own right.

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From Conception to Delivery: How
To Create Your Custom Piano

As mesmerising as it may feel at times, we know that there is a tried and tested journey that we all need to follow to help us arrive at the perfect custom piano solution for our specific requirements. Your unique musical masterpiece as we like to refer to it here at Edelweiss Pianos.

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Open a 4th Dimension
in Any Interior

There is a unique power in live music that creates a distinct sense of welcome, relaxation and happiness into any home anywhere in the world - almost impossible to put into words, at Edelweiss Pianos we call this the 4th Dimension of Music.

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The Edelweiss 2019
Piano Collection

A first-ever range of on-trend custom pianos - welcome to The Edelweiss Piano's 2019 Collection.

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the ELMER Piano -
Introducing a New Hero

Introducing the world’s first multi-coloured 'Elmer the Elephant' piano!  Just like the cheerful character from the children’s storybook, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year this piano rejects the idea of just 'blending in'.

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NEW LOOK in HARRODS: Check out the new
Edelweiss Pianos display in Harrods

We are very excited to share these images with you of the ALL NEW Edelweiss Pianos display on the third floor in Harrods, Knightsbridge.

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Cherishing Happy Memories with
an Edelweiss Self-Playing Piano

There's nothing like great music to kick off a good time and bring back to life some of our happiest memories. Music does so much in us and for us as humans: it can help relieve stress, reduce anxiety, calm our nerves, focus our minds, encourage exercise, increase our heart rate and make us feel so much better!

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Coming Soon: New
Showroom in Harrods

It's 'Onwards & Upwards' for our piano showroom on third floor, Harrods.

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Bespoke Interior for a Classic
Black Sygnet Grand Piano

Timeless, elegant, understated musical style housed in a beautiful shimmering gloss cabinet: it's easy to see why the timeless custom piano is in classic black.

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How To Create Your Own
Edelweiss Custom Piano

It's one of the questions we get asked the most, "How do I create my own Edelweiss custom piano?" and there are three ways different approaches to answering this which we explore shortly.

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Custom Commissions -
Continuing In 2019

Following in on from our 'January is Full of Colour' update earlier this year - our team is delighted to continue handcrafting totally bespoke piano and musical masterpieces for our clients. Each Edelweiss Piano is an original in it's own right and the design creativity of our customers continues to inspire our master artisans to keep pushing the boundaries of our craft and continuously build and deliver exceptional pianos all over the globe.

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The Importance Of A
Great First Impression

Did you know that 99% of our lasting impression of anything we experience is made subconsciously in the first 9 seconds ...!

For example, think of when you last met someone for the first time: you had never met each other before and approached the meeting as strangers - what was the first thing you noticed about that person? Would you like to meet them again or rather steer well clear and hope your paths do not cross anywhere in the near future?

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What Is A Piano's
'Touchweight'?

A self-playing piano's touchweight underlies both these totally contrasting scenarios: (1) This piano feels so light and easy to play, it's amazing! (2) Wow, this piano feels so heavy ... I have to work so hard to play this. But what actually is 'touchweight'?

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Creating The Perfect
Mood With Music

We all know that feeling, we're just chillin' and then our favourite song starts to play. No matter what the day's been like, how you're feeling at the moment or what ever is looming over you tomorrow - right now, that song has made your mood perfect and you're just running and ready to rock & roll!

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White Custom Piano For The
Perfect 'Chill Zone'

It's the perfect scenario? A stunning room, bursting with natural light and delightfully complemented with a large well stocked bar, sculptural snooker table, great colour combinations, tasteful contemporary light fixtures, sumptuous furniture, a superb gym as well??

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BREAKING NEWS : The Edelweiss
Piano Collection Is Coming

Ladies & Gentlemen, this is a defining moment for Edelweiss Pianos in 2019. Always at the forefront of the piano industry, courageously pushing musical boundaries, our company has a reputation for continuous innovation, exceptional piano designs and beautiful instruments.

Never forgetting the centuries old heritage of fine piano making and always respecting of the legacy of piano ownership we believe in continuing the very best of time-proven processes and intertwining it with the unique manufacturing capabilities of the 21st century to always be creating the pianos of the future. This exciting announcement is no exception.

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Why Do Edelweiss
Use Abel Hammers?

Edelweiss Pianos are proud to be a British piano manufacturer renowned for the sonorous European tone of our instruments.

Warm, pleasant and typically more mellow than the what are known as 'Asian' sounding instruments: every component of every Edelweiss Self-Playing Piano has been deliberately and carefully specified by our master piano technicians.

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KEY TIP: Central Heating
and Your Piano

It's a question we hear so often: Will my self-playing piano be OK in my house with central heating ...?

Before we answer this question, we need to clarify where this whole piano vs central heating debate has come from and what actually does and does not affect your custom piano when you adjust the heating in your home.

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Because Music
Makes A Room

What do your happiest moments, your best memories, a totally relaxing evening, and the most amazing sunset all have in common? They can all be enhanced and often brought back to mind with music. Just like the most cherished moments in our life are 'made' by music, at Edelweiss Pianos we believe that music makes a room.

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January 2019 - An
Explosion of Colour

2019 is well underway, and our self-playing Factory has seen so many exciting explosions of colour that we just had to share some of them with you. From classic black with living coral initials of both husband and wife discreetly recorded under the butterfly wings to a complete Colour of the Year 2019 Living Coral and Sky Blue total custom colour G50 out passionate team have been painstakingly hand-building some truly special pianos. We just wanted to point out three specific examples:

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Edelweiss Pianos: Why
We Do What We Do?

Having mastered our craft a long time ago we've embraced the heritage and piano legacy to create the future. In everything we create, we blur the line between traditional musical craft, unique cutting-edge design and fantastical art.

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FOCUS ON: The
G50 Sygnet

The smallest acoustic grand piano in the world, the Edelweiss G50 Sygnet is the most popular self-playing grand piano from the Edelweiss Range. Small enough to fit, big enough to perform and all encapsulated in a stunning designer cabinet; the G50 self-playing piano is the perfect musical masterpiece for any interior.

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Because You
Deserve It

Whoever you are, whatever your career, wherever in the world you live... you deserve to reward yourself with something uniquely yours that you can enjoy with friends and family for years to come.

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Colour-Matched Perfection with a
Custom Edelweiss Self-Playing Piano

That amazing feeling when the final piece falls perfectly into place ... a unique combination of happiness, satisfaction, pride, relief and success all blurring into one euphoric moment. That's what taking delivery of your own, totally custom Edelweiss self-playing piano feels like. This was made exclusively for you. You chose every detail: the size, the colours, the designs.

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How to Upload New Music to Your
Edelweiss Self-Playing Piano

It's that time of year where the days seem to start dragging on again, you're back at work, back at school, back in the daily grind of life ...

Already the Christmas good cheer feels like an age ago, you had a great party to see the New Year in and your piano really brought your party to life. But now, with all that behind us, why not revitalize your self-playing piano with some new music?

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The Best Self-Playing Piano For
Anyone, Anywhere In The World

Bring the joy of live music into your home or venue, with a unique self-playing piano for sale from Edelweiss. Listen to your favourite music—magically brought to life—with stunning, pitch-perfect accompaniment from our unique, player pianos. All at the touch of a button. At Edelweiss, we bring the concert to you!

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2019 Trends: Bursting
With Pantone Colour!

An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral is the 2019 Colour of the Year and we couldn't be more excited!

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Making a 'Pink Marble'
Custom Piano!

"I'd like my piano to look 'earthy' and 'natural' so that it really fits in with my interior, kinda like …" our client was searching for how to put this into words "umm … I don't know … could you do a piano in pink marble ...?"

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Increase Revenues In Any Hotel Or Restaurant With An Edelweiss Self-Playing Piano

Imagine for yourself for a moment breezing into a hotel lobby, or private suite. The unmistakable tinkle of a live piano. Sinatra’s velveteen voice.  Or Elton’s. You feel welcomed. And, you probably want to stay a while. 

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Making Life Easier For
Any Interior Designer

There's nothing more satisfying than adding a totally unique, personal touch to any interior. Whether specified by the client, or an inspirational suggestion from a designer, at Edelweiss we understand the aura and creative power that a custom piano can bring to any home.

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In The News: How To Spend It
feature Edelweiss Pianos

Since 1975, we have always pushed the boundaries of what defines a standard piano. Building on the established heritage of traditional piano manufacturing, Edelweiss are paving the way to the future with our totally customisable self-playing pianos.

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The Classic: A Black
Self-Playing Piano

Piano Black is one of the most well-know colours - used on cars, iPhone cases, tables, light fittings, baths, in fact pretty much anything that could be coloured in black probably has a 'Piano Black' within it's colour options. But none of these items are pianos, so how did 'Piano Black' become such a cliched title?

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Beautiful Invisibility - The
Edelweiss Transparent Range

The sheer beauty of transparency is undeniable, especially when it is formed into a curvaceous self-playing Edelweiss Piano. From penthouses to 5-star hotels through stunning private beaches to the ultimate cocktail destinations and even in our Harrods showroom: Edelweiss Transparent Pianos can be found all over the globe.

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Some Pianos are More
Than Just A Piano

Absolutely thrilled to see one of the most expressive instruments, the piano,  featuring so strongly in John Lewis's 2018 Christmas advert - keep up the great work!

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Individual Creativity -
Custom Piano Commissions

We passionately uphold that a piano is about so much more than just music in everything we do, and it is so exciting when we have the privilege of creating truly special, self-playing pianos for our valued customers.

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A Peek Inside! - Edelweiss
Workshops on 01st November 2018

We really enjoy showing customers through our workshops and understand that not everyone has the opportunity to actually visit our Cambridge UK Factory. So for the first time ever, we bring our workshop walk-through to you!

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What Is The Best Way
To Clean My Piano?

Your new Edelweiss Piano has just been delivered - what an exciting time! It looks stunning, plays beautifully and really brings a new dimension to your home: but you may be wondering "how am I supposed to clean it?".

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Harrods Showroom - New
Collection Coming Soon!

In today's digital age, life seems to just keep moving faster and faster and faster - new ideas come and go, landscapes seem to be continuously changing and fashions  shift almost quicker than we can keep up.

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The 'Classic British'
Contemporary Style

What is the Classic British style? Sweeping driveways, red postboxes, country roads, elegant dining rooms, bay windows, afternoon tea, cosy inglenooks, stunning fireplaces ... the list goes on: here in Britain, we have our ways of doing things!

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Did Someone Say
Christmas ...?

Yes, it is getting round to that time of year again: we can't hide from the fact that Christmas is coming!

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The Edelweiss 2018 Brochure
- Download Available!

At Edelweiss we want to bring the joy of live music into every interior. We understand that we are all unique individuals in our own right, and feel that our individuality makes the world a more interesting and vibrant place.

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Individual
Hand-Painted Beauty

"I've got bit of a different enquiry for a customer of mine ... can you do literally any kind of piano?"

Here at Edelweiss, the answer is always Yes we can!

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What Do I Do if my Edelweiss
Piano 'Stops Working'?

As beautiful as an Edelweiss, custom-made piano is, it can be very frustrating if your self-playing piano appears to have 'stopped working’ and is not playing any music for you. This short article covers off the first four troubleshooting checks that our piano technicians will always undertake before ascertaining if any further remedial action is needed.

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The Story Behind
A Masterpiece

Since 1975 we have been handbuilding and re-building some of the finest custom pianos this world has ever seen. Now in the 21st century, building on a time-honoured legacy of traditional piano manufacturing Edelweiss are creating the self-playing pianos of the future

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Exploring the Edelweiss
Music Library 01

From Brahms Lullaby to ‘Shut Up & Dance’ by Walk The Moon, any Edelweiss self-playing piano is perfectly capable of bringing any event to life whatever your music preferences.

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Creating My Own Musical
Masterpiece: Laura's Story

As humans we are all unique. Deep inside us we have a desire to be recognised for the special, unique individual we really are. We express ourselves in so many different ways: the car we drive, the way we dress, how we talk, the perfume we choose … but more and more we are realising that the ultimate statement of who you are could be your very own, totally custom-built Edelweiss self-playing piano.  This is the story of one customer’s bespoke Edelweiss G50 Sygnet.

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5 Reasons to Buy a
Self-Playing Piano

Have you ever wondered why would anyone want a self-playing piano?

It’s actually a question we hear surprisingly often so we wanted to give some insights from our customers as to why they chose to make the purchase and are now the happy, proud owners of an Edelweiss self-playing piano.

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How Do I Look After My
Climate Control System?

Is your Edelweiss Piano fitted with a Climate Control System? Have you forgotten what maintenance this system needs and when? Or maybe you’ve just had your self-playing piano delivered and would like further information? Either way, this quick article covers off everything you need to know about your custom piano’s Climate Control System.

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The Edelweiss October
Self-Playing Piano Promotion

WHAT COULD BE EASIER THAN A PLAYER PIANO YOU DON'T HAVE TO LOOK AFTER?

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Commemorating A Very
Special Occasion

To create a unique original musical masterpiece, the perfect piano for our clients beautiful home; an exquisite French chateau style manor built in 1862 by S. S. Teulon.

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How Do Self-Playing
Pianos Actually Work?

It seems so magical: you select the song you want on your iPod, hit play and your piano bursts into life! But how does a piano that plays itself work...?  This article seeks the remove the complexity and explain as simply as possible the workings of a Self-Playing Piano.

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We Believe A Player Piano is
about More Than Just Music

Since 1975 when John Roy Norman, the father and grandfather of our current directors, founded our company we have always believed a piano is about so much more than just music.

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Yes, You Can Customise Your
Edelweiss Upright Piano

Using the Edelweiss Pianos Configurator you can quickly and easily customise your Self-Playing Grand Piano online, but most people do not realise you can customise our Self-Playing Upright Pianos too.

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Championing Truly One-Of-A-Kind
Originals with Harrods

Working with our sister brand, 1066 Pianos, we are proud to be working with Harrods in their 'Rarity' campaign.

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What Are My Options When Looking
For A Self-Playing Piano

This is a great question that we get asked a lot, so we thought it would be helpful to share some insights into the process the Edelweiss Pianos Team follow in supporting our customers

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A Sprightly Adventure Through
The History Of The Piano

Like most of the best inventions, the piano we see today is the product of a long and laboured line of developments, fuelled by three centuries of enterprising individuals dedicated to solving problems.

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Redecorated Penthouse
To Match Ferrari Piano

A “captain of industry” commissioned Edelweiss Pianos to customise a grand piano in Ferrari red.  He loved it so much, he got interior designers to redecorate his entire London duplex to match it.

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The Pianola:
Instrumental In Music

We look at the history and background to the Pianola – and learn how it transformed the way we listened to music.

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Here are 2018’s trending colours for your home (and what your front door says about you)

Apparently your choice of colour reveals a lot about your personality.

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As Individual
As You Are

Monogrammed Marmite jars. Custom-made supercars. A cool pair of trainers—with your name as the logo.

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This Month We're Obsessed
with ... Tiny Things!

Read on for the smallest pancake you’ll probably see all day.

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Happy
Valentines Day

Touching our emotions, transporting us to marvellous places, reenacting childhood memories, encouraging us to push on ... however music takes you an Edelweiss Self-Playing Piano has you covered.

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Three Interior Trends
We're Loving For 2018

Expect mashed-up metals, matte black finishes and concrete, so much concrete

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The Famous Harrods
Sales is Now On

What a Great Way to Start 2018 with up to 15% OFF

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Two Months Breaking
All Records!

The last blog post was on the 27th September 2017 and so much has happened since then, here's a quick fly through of some key points!!

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The
Winner!

This is the announcement we have all been waiting for - the winning design in our Harrods Piano Competition.

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IT'S A TIE on our Harrods
Piano Competition

Despite the overwhelming number of votes, we still have a tie for first place!

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BREAKING NEWS - Edelweiss
Pianos are at 100% Design

Yes, Edelweiss Pianos really are in two places at once!! In a very last minute arrangement, we are pleased to announce that you can see our self-playing pianos on Stand D216 at the 100% Design Show in Olympia.

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Pushed Out by
Three Sheep

Would you have guessed that we would be pushed off our own stand by THREE MUSIC LOVING SHEEP ...?

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We're at
Decorex 2017

Edelweiss Pianos is 'on show' on Stand J16 at the Decorex 2017 Interior Design Event.

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Edelweiss Pianos
Competition time!

We're delighted to announce that we will be launching Edelweiss into Harrods this Autumn!

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How an Edelweiss Self Play Piano
is Helping at Monk Fryston Hall

"I would definitely recommend that anybody choose Edelweiss."
Geoffrey Davies, Owner, Monk Fryston Hall Hotel.

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Edelweiss Helps
Business to Grow

View this video testimonial of the Managing Director of the Grange Hotel, London, who has seen an improvement of sales in the coffee lounge bar where the Edelweiss plays.

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Exploring the perfect
'Britishness'

So what do we think about when we think about packaging Britishness? The NHS, The BBC or Carry On Movies? So, we decided to come up with a list, maybe it's because it is July and the time of Wimbledon with Strawberries and Cream. After the office brainstorm this is what we came up with!

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Clerkenwell Design Week
2017 - Design Highlights

Between 24-26th May London’s Clerkenwell area hosted its annual design week, a three-day architecture and design festival in the heart of the cities’ oldest artisan neighbourhood. Here we share a few of what we felt where the highlights this year.

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Hitting the right note | Change hospitality customers into brand advocates with music

The mood your music conjures in your guests speaks of your brand, and creates an atmosphere that guests remember. Music and hospitality very much go hand in hand – to provide the maximum service levels for your guests you really should be considering your music selection, and how you can involve them in that choice.

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Creating a true statement piano
with designer, Dio Davies

Dio’s unique vision, coupled with the exquisite skill and craft of our artisans has resulted in a truly elegant piece of art.

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Personalising a Client's new
G50 Sygnet Grand Piano

Recently, we have had the opportunity to personalise a clients pink G50 piano with one of their illustrations. Anything is possible.

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Edelweiss at The
Sleep Event

Edelweiss Pianos exhibited at Sleep - The Hotel Design Event at the Business Design Centre, Islington.

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Availability to Deliver
pre-Christmas

Celebrate this Christmas in style, you'll have to be quick to order an Edelweiss piano in order to secure pre Christmas delivery.

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Love Live Piano at
Grange St Paul’s

Edelweiss Pianos has partnered with Grange Hotels to offer guests something a little bit different.

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We put an Edelweiss self-playing piano
in the street - this is what happened

It was a freezing cold January day, but people's reactions couldn't have been warmer or more glowing.

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Hotelympia is
Resounding Success

Never fails to surprise us how much people appreciate live music and the atmosphere at Edelweiss self-playing piano can create.

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We're
Live

Welcome to the brand new and improved Edelweiss Pianos website, designed from the ground up with a fresh new look and user-friendly navigation as well as updated with the latest information about our brand.

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100 Percent
Design

We are delighted to be exhibiting at 100% Design this year – the UK’s largest design trade event.

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