Raymond recently mentioned Frank Lloyd Wright in his puzzles thread, and I have just now come home from visiting the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio in Oak Park, Illinois. The reason I am telling about this is that I saw a piano positioned in a way I have never seen before. Without going into a lecture about Wright’s design principles, I will only say that he was big on building built-in furniture in his homes, because he didn’t want large furnishings taking up space in a room. You see things like long benches running along a wall, built in cabinetry, and closets in the bedrooms which was original at his time because we’re talking about the turn of the century – the Victorian Age when people stored their clothes in armoires and dressers. In one part of his home is the children’s room – a nice open space with a high barrel-shaped ceiling, beautiful art glass windows that shed plenty of ample lighting, built-in seating scaled down lower for kids, and a Steinway grand piano. Except, you only see from the keyboard to the music rack. The back of the piano is hanging cantilevered-like behind a wall. You see it when you walk down a narrow staircase that goes directly under it. Wright took off the back leg and has the piano supported with some metal bracing. So in the actual children’s room, the piano takes up practically no space at all. I tried to see what model Steinway it was, but I couldn’t. All I know is that it was the one in the home up until 1909. So….has anyone else come across a piano in a different position or setting?