by Kristian Reay

That the decay of the leaf should be the glory of the leaf is a perennial encouragement to all
— John Stewart Collis

Piano Tops by Kristian Reay

I am enthusiastic over humanity’s extraordinary and sometimes very timely ingenuity. If you are in a shipwreck and all the boats are gone, a piano top buoyant enough to keep you afloat that comes along makes a fortuitous life preserver. But this is not to say that the best way to design a life preserver is in the form of a piano top. I think that we are clinging to a great many piano tops in accepting yesterday’s fortuitous contrivings as constituting the only means for solving a given problem.
— Richard Buckminster Fuller