M Liminal – The Fifth Element
At once unimaginable and yet so familiar M Liminal embodies humanity’s greatest ability: to dream and then to manifest those dreams through science, craft and esthetic inspiration. The unique story of M Liminal’s birth begins with prime element that allows all life on Earth-water.
Designed as an abstract evocation of both the boat and the dolphin the first M Liminal was created for our valued customer’s yacht. From the moment the design renderings took their actual form we knew that the legend was born. Centuries-old tradition of piano building was never going to be the same. The completely redesigned mixed materials case is suspended on a single pedestal. The combination of use of carbon fiber, irregular shape of the case and completely re-engineered sound board in fact improve the acoustical qualities of the piano. The transparent reinforced lucite music stand and support rod streamline the visual effect so that M Liminal appears to float in the air as an absolute monolith. That element of defying gravity gives M Liminal its futuristic, spaceship sensibility. Now joining the two elements Water and Air is Earth.
Fazioli engineers had to completely re-think the architecture of the piano to allow only one and slender column to support this heavy and complicated structure. The balance and grounding of M Liminal is an architectural feat and gives M Liminal absolutely stability on any surface and in any environment be it a yacht, an aircraft or a luxury penthouse. The fourth element – Fire – is what is under the lid of M Liminal. The most advanced Fazioli action rests within this high-tech case and gives a medium sized M Liminal the power and resonance of a full concert grand. What about the fifth element you might ask? Fifth element is you – a lucky owner of M Liminal. It is the pianist whose touch will ignite a supernova and bring this celestial creature – M Liminal – within our reach.
M Liminal is built to order so each and every one will be customized to manifest your vision.
8’8″ x 69″ x 40″ or 263cm x 175cm x 101cm
1323 lb or 600 kg
Customizable Interior and Exterior
Price: Please Inquire
Availability: Limited edition special order
The floating effect of M Liminal is achieved by it’s unique case architecture and material. The single wave of a side panel sweeps up from the keyboard in a dramatic curve thinning out towards the end. Thus M Liminal ‘plunges’ into the air like a dolphin.
The single specially designed carbon fiber pedestal supports this Fazioli grand piano. The exposed silver ‘belly’ of the case contrasts the high-gloss polish of the veneer of the case giving M Liminal an effect of lightness and streamlining.
The gleaming black lacquer of the inside of the case as well the black painted soundboard creates a unique two-tone exterior of M Liminal. The transparent lucite of the music stand and support rod allow the eyes to appreciate the singularity of M Liminal’s form.
Open the lid and set sail on the mythical journey as M Liminal transforms into ethereal sailboat navigating the seas of your imagination.