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Architect Raul Renanda Designs His First-Ever Grand Acoustic Piano

Stepping beyond his expertise in designing hotels and luxury residences, Raul Renanda crafts a state-of-the-art grand piano with the help of Indonesian musician, Aksan Sjuman.

Feb 25, 2020 | By Julia Roxan

System Length : 275 cm/9 foot Body Length: 330 cm Body Wide: 220 cm Weight: Approximate 700 kg

Inspired by the majestic movement of sails, self-taught pianist, architect and abstract painter, Raul Renanda, stepped beyond his expertise in designing hotels and luxury residences, to craft a state-of-the-art grand piano.

Architect Raul Renanda Designs His First-Ever Grand Acoustic Piano

System Length : 275 cm/9 foot Body Length: 330 cm Body Wide: 220 cm Weight: Approximate 700 kg

Envisioning a highly evolved and modernized grand piano, Renanda aimed to create a coherent design, suitable for the contemporary work he often practices. His admiration for the instrument’s classical aesthetic coupled with his in-depth understanding of each client’s ultimate desires, have helped inspire and shape the final product – a recognizable grand piano which incorporates both traditional and new elements.

System Length : 275 cm/9 foot Body Length: 330 cm Body Wide: 220 cm Weight: Approximate 700 kg

“The amazing thing about a grand piano, is not only it’s power to create beautiful pieces of music or its use as a great composer tool, but its magical sculptural quality that gives soul to the space around it.”

System Length : 275 cm/9 foot Body Length: 330 cm Body Wide: 220 cm Weight: Approximate 700 kg

Collaborating closely with well-known Indonesian musician, film score composer, and musical instruments artisan, Aksan Sjuman, the duo worked tirelessly over a span of two years, crafting a quality piano parallel to those of a professional with impeccable sound performance and the best components to create a sense of familiarity and comfort amongst its users.

System Length : 275 cm/9 foot Body Length: 330 cm Body Wide: 220 cm Weight: Approximate 700 kg

Featuring a base by the world renowned, Indonesian wood manufacturers, Saniharto, the acoustic instrument was carved from scratch and finished in a standard design Macassar Ebony, glossed in ‘classic piano black’ – adding a traditional luxury feel to the modernised design.

System Length : 275 cm/9 foot Body Length: 330 cm Body Wide: 220 cm Weight: Approximate 700 kg

With newfound commitment, Sjuman and Renanda’s first-ever design is worth USD $250,000. The duo have also expressed desire to continue crafting pianos, whilst exploring a more diversified range of material – offering clients customizable luxury products and bespoke designs for a personalised playing experience.


 
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