“That something so beautiful and so special bears my name is enormous pride and satisfaction” Guillermo Pastrana
Meeting between the founder of Kaunus, Zayda Jiménez and the cellist Guillermo Pastrana
On May 8, a very emotional and special moment took place for Kaunus and its founder, Zayda Jiménez. The center for higher musical education, MusicalARTS, was the space chosen for the artist and creator to meet, giving Guillermo Pastrana an extraordinary gift, the bench that bears his name Pastrana and that he inspired.
Cellist Guillermo Pastrana is considered one of the most influential Spanish artists today. Possessing a beautiful and powerful sound, Pastrana displays originality in his performances without abandoning the essence and purity of the music, becoming a versatile and authentic performer who reaches the public sincerely and directly.
For Zayda, every stool, every Legend is unique. In his own words, “my heart inspires me, what I feel when I watch and listen to music. A pianist or cellist inspired each bench that I admire. They have been my inspiration when designing. Their interpretations have provoked an emotion that has led me to try to reflect the traits in my designs. That’s why each Legend has its personality, and in the case of Pastrana, its distinctive is the essence“.
Without a doubt, it was a unique moment to see and hear Guillermo Pastrana sitting on the bench that he and his art inspired. Kaunus is proud that an artist of his talent and recognition represents his brand.
Kaunus benches are exclusive and unique pieces created under the inspiration of highly talented musical artists. Exclusive designs, premium materials and finishes, technology, and the most expert hands’ work result in benches unique in beauty, function, and precision.
“The fact of having a personalized bench, in all aspects: the system, the materials … It’s wonderful. Musicians seek aesthetics and beauty, and when we are surrounded by more beauty, it is inspiring…” Pastrana appreciated.
If something differentiates the Kaunus bench seats, it is their precise and innovative gas spring height adjustment system, KHAS (Kaunus Heigh adjustment System), a comfortable, simple, and exact height adjustment.
“Having a system like that of Kaunus, with which you can adjust the height of the bench to the millimeter has a huge influence when playing … Because if you are not comfortable, you are not going to play comfortably,” said Guillermo Pastrana.
From Kaunus, we want to thank Guillermo Pastrana for this meeting, for his generosity and closeness. And to the Higher Musical Education Center, MusicalARTS, for having given us a space in their fantastic facilities.