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Black leather, ergonomic top.
Hidrau Model, or HM, has been manufacturing many of the finest piano benches in Europe for years. Now available in the U.S.A., these contemporary style benches are quickly becoming the most sought after for their purposeful and clean design, their sturdy construction, and their luxurious comfort.
With this design, height adjustments are quick and easy by controlling a lever. There are no knobs that stick out, no complex mechanism to service, no linkage that causes the bench to wobble or rock over time. This bench is also longer (30") than standard artists benches (often room for two). The height range is over 5" when most good artist benches have a range of 3".
The top features two layers of padding. The base is a high density wedge layer that is 3.5" deep at the back and 3" deep in the front. It is then wrapped front to back with a thin layer of medium density around it. The second layer makes the bench softer and more comfortable. The wedge provides extra cushion at the back and encourages better posture while seated: Chest out, shoulders back, slight curve at the small of the back. Combine good posture with proper height and the result is a relaxed seating position that is free of tension, leading to improved tone quality when playing and less pain in neck and shoulders during long sessions at the piano.
These artist benches are perfect for performance halls, for teaching studios (where student after student needs a different height), and they are also great for European uprights like Seiler, Schimmel, and C. Bechstein that tend to have a higher key height.
- Metal Construction, no wobbly legs
- Silent Mechanism
- High density foam cushion for support, Ergonomic top (thicker in the back)
- Rounded edges for comfort
- Leather Upholstery, softer than vinyl and longer lasting
- No knobs, quick lever operation
- No wobbling or rocking screw-type mechanism
- Height ranges from 18.25" to 23.5"
- Weighs a moderate 32 lbs
*All models have a minimum
operating weight of 99 lbs –
meaning the user must weigh at
least 99 lbs lower the bench fully.