Michele De Lucchi - Au-delà du piano
Enterprise”. It is the longest-lived piano Manufacture in the world and the only one in France. Its competence and capabilities, so rare at this level, are today being extended into the construction of exceptional furniture realised to special order, or for collectors or display or edition.
From the beginning, the techniques of wood, its working, bending, sculpture, and lacquering, inspired Michele de Lucchi just as much as the history and the culture of the Pleyel Manufacture fascinated him.
With the piano, this priceless instrument, the designer imagined it mounted on "trestles" to present it better. The edges and lines are rounded off, and the curves express themselves beautifully, thanks to the master-craftsmanship that went into the sculpting and bending. The legs, lyre and score-stand have an ethereal, fluid style which seems to make them float.This is then highlighted to greater effect by forming them in solid, natural wood which contrasts with the black lacquered body of the instrument.
Michele De Lucchi immersed himself within the different specialist groups at Pleyel to learn their techniques and the personality dynamics of the team. It was all the motivation he needed to add a new range of exceptional furniture to the collectibles which distinguish Pleyel from the other furniture editors. The first pieces to bear his signature are a line of display-cabinets for collectors, gallery owners, museums, and demanding amateurs in search of exception. These cabinets will exhibit works of art and precious objects.
Limited edition. The first 100 copies of the book are accompanied with an original signed and numbered silkscreen, specially created by Michele De Lucchi for this “Cahier.” Size: 37 x 37 cm.