Sunday, October 12, 2008

Manxman Piano by MH Baillie Scott (Space)

The ‘Manxman’ piano was created by M.H. Baillie Scott in 1896, and was designed to downsize and simplify the standard piano size of the time period. However, still today, the Manxman piano is a convenient size for residence use.  The piano illustrated above is shown in a more modern, up-to-date home setting. This multifunctional area provides space for dining, sitting, dancing and playing instruments.  

            This is an ideal space for musicians who enjoy entertaining guest.  The dining area connected with the sitting and dance area enables an easy transition from dinner to the after-party or a combination of having the two together. Varying rhythms and melodies from the sound of the instruments are represented through curved elements such as, wall painting, light fixtures and seating. The table in the sitting area mimics a guitar pick, as well as, the lighting fixture above it. The Manxman piano cattycornered in the back left portion of the room enables the sound to circulate while allowing the piano player to concentrate on performing. The large window unit provides a sufficient amount of natural light, from sunup to sundown.  The imitation candle fixtures are equipped with adjustable dimming features to set the mood for the occasion.  This is especially nice since you have the option of making the mood more personal or public.

The Manxman piano was the inspiration for this dining, entertaining, and seating area, yet was not centered on it, and in return the rooms composition as a whole works together to provide a unified, cohesive environment to be in.

compare-The Conference Table in the 1970s workplace is similar to the Manxman space by having the opportunity to converse and socialize with your peers.

contrast- The Patriot Radio, 1939 space is different from my space for the Manxman Piano because the piano is placed in a space for movement and interacting where the Patriot Radio is in a more quite relaxing space. 

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