The “Mystery Piano” was back home in Miami for its reveal Friday, where it will hopefully not be taking any more trips to Biscayne Bay’s sandbars.
The grand piano that left local authorities and people around the country stumped after it was discovered on a sandbar, has been traveling to events and photo shoots during the past several months.
A Miami teen had put the piano on the sandbar on New Year's Day of this year. The teen said it was part of a project that he hoped would get him into art school.
The piano’s owners at Piano in the Bay felt like it needed a slight touchup to help keep it from decaying any further. After researching various designers and companies they chose furniture designer Dion Lee Valencia from Sketch to Form in Miami Lakes.
“It’s simply an honor,” said Dion Lee Valencia, architect, designer at Sketch to Form, Inc.
“We just couldn’t pass up such an incredibly unique opportunity, and we knew we had to take it very seriously,” Valencia said.
This was Valencia’s first preservation project, but with help from experts at the American Institute of Conservation and a lot of meticulous work, the “Mystery Piano” made its grand reveal Friday at the office of Sketch to Form in Miami Lakes.