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The interior of the new showroom in Chelsea's Design Quarter has been styled by Ken Bolan

Josephine Miles

Coach House Pianos opens new London showroom

3:16, 6th November 2020

UK piano supplier Coach House Pianos has opened a new showroom in London

The showroom is located in the Art Deco-style Talisman Building on New King’s Road in the Chelsea Design Quarter, southwest London. A range of grand and upright pianos from world-leading brands will be on display, including new Bösendorfer Vienna Concert grands, the latest hybrid ‘silent’ pianos and self-playing baby grands.

There will be a custom design studio on site, allowing clients to personalise their new piano or work with designers and manufacturers to create unique statement instruments. London’s Bösendorfer Hall will also be housed within the Talisman Building, providing a venue for hosting online and live performances.

The showroom interior has been designed by Ken Bolan, antiques dealer and founder of Talisman. When the Talisman showroom closed in 2019, Nick Rusling, founder of Coach House Pianos, saw the opportunity to transform the 5,000 sq ft space into a piano showroom and asked Bolan to style and furnish the display area. Furnishings include fine art, 20th-century designer furniture, antiques and objets d’art.

Rusling said: ‘We are excited to bring our expertise along with an amazing choice of quality pianos to London. The last few months have made everyone realise how important our homes and interests are, and we have seen a huge surge in the desire to acquire better and more beautiful pianos for home environments.

‘There is hardly anything in the world today that carries the inspiration and joy of music like a wonderful piano. The piano has become more than just a musical instrument; it has become a focal point of art and design within the home and an investment in memories far beyond monetary value for generations to come.’

The Coach House Pianos London showroom will officially open when the UK’s current lockdown ends. In the meantime, virtual appointments are available.


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