Up-cycling has become an incredibly trendy thing to do. Many people take old pieces of unwanted furniture and give them a new lease of life. Countless people are now replacing their old, out of tune pianos with electronic pianos. This leaves the question of what to do with the old acoustic instrument… A man in the USA, Jeffrey Gerlits, has decided that unwanted pianos make excellent items to up-cycle and repurpose.
Jeffrey Gerlits – The Piano Up-Cycling Expert
Jeffrey Gerlits of Iowa in the USA, takes old and unwanted instruments off the hands of those who have decided to invest in a digital piano to save on maintenance costs. He transforms these clunky old instruments into pieces of art. He explains that these pianos have got hundreds of years of stories that go with them. They have been played for decades and this is what makes them art. Rather than these pieces of art ending up in the landfill, Gerlits has decided to up-cycle them into new pieces of art that can hang in the home and be a talking point.
Gerlits travels to the home of old pianos where he them dismantles and salvages as much of the instrument as possible. It is these salvaged pieces that he then uses in his up-cycling ventures. With so many old acoustic pianos being replaced by their maintenance free counterparts, the digital piano, this up-cycling trend is sure to come to the UK soon. The Play Me I’m Yours trend has already taken off so it is surely only a matter of time before we are hanging up-cycled piano parts on our walls too.
Replace Your Piano and Donate Your Acoustic to the Up-Cycle Movement
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