We received a video letter from Elton John himself with an idea for a piano that could materialize out of nowhere on stage during his performances. Beginning in September 2011 in Las Vegas, Elton John was to appear in a three-month show called "The Million Dollar Piano." The design that we created in answer to his request features images lining the exterior of the piano that synchronize with the imagery on stage, allowing the piano to blend chameleon-like into its surroundings before transforming its appearance to match the progress of the song being performed. Seeking to use the bare minimum of expressive elements to represent its identity as an acoustic piano with only the bare minimum of elements, we built a full-size mockup of the instrument and then used computer graphics to assess the effect that lights would have on its appearance, which led us to the polygonal shape of the finished product. Finally we left for Las Vegas with the completed piano. The instrument that had seemed so huge in the piano workshop appeared tiny when seen on the giant stage from the audience seats in the show. But the second that the show started and Elton began to play, our creation was transformed instantaneously into a dynamic grand piano. For me, in that moment, at very instant, the piano itself was finally complete.