M. Steinert & Sons of Boston and Newton is about to receive one of these sought-after instruments. Please inquire below to be among the first to see this at its Boston unveiling.
This piano is the culmination of award-winning designer Luca Nichetto’s distinct vision for a piano inspired by his youth and life in Italy and a career creating unique works for some of the world’s top designer brands including Hermès, Land Rover, De Le Espada, Cassina, and Ginori 1735.
Only 50 Gran Nichetto Model B Steinway grands are available, and each is equipped with Steinway’s latest technological innovation, Spirio | r, the world’s finest high resolution player piano with recording capabilities.
The Gran Nichetto, with its elegant aesthetic and contoured design, celebrates the famed shape of Venice’s beloved gondola, and the incorporation of leather details adds to the Italian signature. Nichetto approached the piano like he would a piece of furniture, dissecting and redefining all external elements in close collaboration with Steinway’s craftspeople. He described the assembly of these elements as similar to a micro-architecture project, evolving the aesthetic of the Model B in a way that honors the history and tradition of Steinway & Sons.
“Gran Nichetto is a great example of an object with multiple souls – craftsmanship, technology and legacy merge perfectly with the sculptural appearance and sound performance expected of a Steinway.”
Gran Nichetto sits atop elegantly sculpted legs defined with brass or stainless-steel accents. The music desk is distinguished from the case’s high-polish finish by the fine luster of Italian leather. The gracefully tapered top stick supports the piano lid, which is reinforced with brass or stainless-steel hardware integrated into the piano rim. The pedal lyre is a single piece of hand-crafted bent lamination. A matching bench accompanies the Gran Nichetto.
“Gran Nichetto is a great example of an object with multiple souls – craftsmanship, technology and legacy merge perfectly with the sculptural appearance and sound performance expected of a Steinway,” said Luca Nichetto.
“It is always exciting to unveil a new Limited Edition Steinway, and Gran Nichetto now joins the ranks of some of the most memorable and expressive pianos in history,” said Rob Polan, Vice President of Special Pianos. “Gran Nichetto honors the history and tradition of Steinway & Sons while incorporating a sophisticated Italian aesthetic. The result is a sleek, graceful Steinway like none other. We’re very proud of this collaboration.”
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