Our second piano was a special project, a tribute to Coco Chanel, a legendary fashion designer and icon. My daughter Katherine loves Chanel and asked me if I can make a piano that will resemble the look and feel of the brand.
For this project, we wanted to use one of the world's best pianos - so we chose Steinway & Sons, Model A. We designed the piano lyra, legs and music leaf from scratch. For the overall color, we used black and white, which are the classic colors used in Chanel. We wanted to create a feel of fabric and jewelry on a female.
With the airbrushed intertwined white lines on black canvas create various patterns that emulate fabric in fashion, covered with immense jewelry built from 48,500 brilliant-cut cubic zirconium, inlaid with various abstract lines and geometric pattern sequences illuminating infinite amount of imagery, giving it a multi-dimensional effect.
The color that we chose for the piano plate was a beautiful "Candy Apple" deep red, inspired by Chanel's rouge lipstick. A silhouette of Coco herself is painted on the inside of the lid and on the music leaf. The piano has many symbolic images, like #5 for Chanel #5 perfume, and her famous Camilla flower seen in Chanel's jewelry. As well as images of sewing machine and scissors, symbolizing fashion.
This piano includes a beautiful matching custom upholstered bench, with various CZ stones applications.
This custom piano features the most advanced sound reproducing system, Live Performance Model LX. Bringing you live piano performance to your home. This piano can be played wireless using iPad.
Built by: Gene Korolev
Designed by: Katherine Banyasz
DISCLAIMER: This custom piano is not an official Chanel, Inc. product. PIANO SOLUTIONS XXI has no affiliation with Chanel, Inc. or the Chanel brand. Any reference to Chanel and related names or logos is made only for artistic purpose and to present design and concept for custom made piano, tribute to Coco Chanel, and not to imply any association with, or endorsement by Chanel.
Dimensions: The Steinway model A is 6' 2" in length and 5' in width (fits comfortably in most living rooms).