The Fazioli Kengo Kuma grand piano is a unique collaboration between the renowned Italian piano maker Fazioli and the acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. It was commissioned by Westbank, a Canadian real estate developer, for the lobby of their new residential building at 1568 Alberni Street in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Drawing inspiration from the building’s architectural design, Kengo Kuma’s piano case features intricate stacked tiers of Japanese Hinoki wood, echoing the sculptured look of the Alberni structure. The Hinoki, known for its uniform grain and exceptional acoustic properties, was meticulously selected and hand-crafted to create a visually stunning and sonically resonant instrument.
The Fazioli Kengo Kuma grand piano took over a year to build. It is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and design, combining the expertise of two world-class artisans to create a truly exceptional instrument.