Yanko Design: "If you have a bone to pick with regards to the designing of the Hydra Piano, you better fight Lady Gaga then. Apostol Tnokovski was enjoying one of her performances on the telly, when he realized that the old, boxy piano was a misfit on her stage! Aghast, he took to the drawing board and came up with this unique, some-what flowing concept that looks stunning in pure glossy white or black. To make matters complicated, the inspiration also comes from the mythological sea monster Hydra. Wonder who would perform better on stage showsmonster Hydra Lady Gaga or the piano!"
Tuvie: "I read once on a music related website, an interesting article regarding Lady Gaga. They said that she had become the most influential person in showbiz. That a lot of people will be inspired directly or indirectly by her looks or by her styles. It seems to me that she should have waited a bit more, with her performance. If she would have done that, she would have asked for this stunning piano. The designer, Apostol Tnokovsky, stumbled on Lady Gaga’s concert while surfing the TV channels, and saw that everything fitted perfectly. It was like the stage, the dancers and the singer where from the same story, except for the piano. Everything had the futuristic touch, the round corners, the exquisite style of Gaga was unique and very modern, the piano though, was not an inspiring choice.
Apostol, saw to this matter and started to create a modern and futuristic design for nowadays performance stages. As more and more artists choose the round shapes and soft lines, the piano fits perfectly in any futuristic theme. The piano’s lines and shape were inspired from the mythological sea monster, “Hydra”. The form of the concept is fluid, organic, resembling the aquatic world the Hydra inhabits. The elegance and purity make the concept appear as if it glides on the surface it is placed on. It represents the fluid movement of the sea monster inside its shape, like the butterfly is held inside by the cocoon. Fluidity in combination with pure glossy white or black colour, create a very powerful futuristic visual effect that should fit in the modern concert stages. The overall design resembles forms and shapes used in the 60s and 70s, when the round organic shapes were the main attraction. I think even Prince would be delighted to play on this piano. The design is absolutely stunning."
Trends Updates: "Apostol Thokovski is a brilliant designer and has designed different products and made them visually very appealing. He believes that apart from the functional efficiency of the product it is important how good and appealing it looks. If he doesn’t like the look of something he redesigns it increase its visual appeal.
The story behind the new piano that Thokovski has designed is that one day he was watching television and enjoying a performance by Lady Gaga. He did not like the look of the piano she was using on the stage. He felt that it stood out as a misfit on her stage. It did not blend with the look created with the props, the dress or the whole atmosphere. And so he designed the Hydra Piano that would blend well with the look of Lady Gaga’s shows on stage.
The design is a flowing concept that looks stunning in pure glossy black or white. It is being called the Hydra Piano because it has been inspired by the mythological sea monster “Hydra”. The newly designed piano is bound to attract the attention of viewers with its sleek as well as unusual looks. One can only hope that it does not distract the viewers from the main show."
Dvice: "Having trouble figuring out how the above is a piano? Designer Apostol Tnokovski sure gave it some crazy curves. Apparently he was watching Lady Gaga perform and saw that she was using just any ol' set of keys. He decided to take matters into his own hands.
He calls his creation the Hydra. It's not actually an official piece that Lady Gaga will use on stage (well, unless she sees in and decides to, that is), rather he just wanted to create something that would look like something she'd use.
It's definitely different than any piano we've ever seen, and we've seen some crazy pianos. Look down below for an extra shot of the Hydra from the front."