This stand was designed and built for Jim D'Addario, owner of the global musical string company D'Addario. The D'Addario family are pioneers of many of the modern techniques involved in musical string manufacturing, and we used several of the materials and designs seen in their string manufacturing as inspiration for this piece. If you look throughout the stand you will see many references to guitar strings. Brass was also used as a connection to a process pioneered by the D'Addario's wherein strings were coated in molten brass to help with quality and performance. The mixture of brass and steel gives the piece a bit of a deco feel, which we feel suited the design nicely.