The Peugeot Design Lab have released a new model, intended not to be driven on the street – but in the heart of every pianist. Masterminded by designers Cyrille Vayson de Pradenne and Sophie Gazeau, the self dubbed “Peugeot Piano” weighs in at 614kg and is made up of carbon fiber and steel – a definite departure from the traditional wood piano we are used to seeing, and not just in terms of raw materials. As a piano player/designer myself, it is interesting to see such a well loved musical instrument re-envisaged. Its monochromatic design is striking, yet beautiful. Its clean lines and sharp architecture are almost Skyfall-esque. Most importantly for any musician, the sound – as tested live in concert by the likes of Mika, appears full of clarity with a rich, colorful tone that any piano player would want to emulate.