Apart from the grand pianos in the Master Series, the Standard Series and the Style collection, our workshops also build quite unique pianos for special occasions and to meet customers’ requirements. We thereby create custom built pianos with a style and an exceptional sound that hit just the right note with our clients.
The artistic musical instrument P194 Sabina is our smallest concert grand and has an unusual and original design: we have adorned it with exotic pearls from the New Zealand Paua. These can be seen mainly on the external edges of the legs, the lyre and the PEROF inscription on the piano lid. Its original design, however, in no way detracts from its outstanding sound quality. It possesses a refined, lyrical tone so popular among musicians the world over.
It has become a tradition for PETROF to mark every tenth anniversary with the production of an original grand piano. For the 140th anniversary of PETROF’s founding we built the PETROF III, Jubilee Model Opus no. 595000, an exceptional and unique grand piano. We equipped it with a magnetically accelerated action, which improved its dynamic qualities while reducing the weight of the individual components. This top-class musical instrument is distinguished by its original and extremely high quality design work.
When the idea of producing a fully functional concrete piano was born, it was clear to everyone that it was a big challenge. The main parts are made of a specially developed concrete mixture by Gravelli which is reinforced with tiny glass fibers. Steel has been chosen as the most suitable material for the base, matching concrete perfectly. It is a modern material concept of a classical piano, which is designed especially for the admirers of minimalism and contemporary architecture.
The Stingray grand piano is made especially for the occasion of the 155th anniversary of the PETROF company. Its dominant design motif is the decoration of its specially shaped legs with inlaid pieces of coloured leather from the stingray. Stingray skin will paralyze your senses. It is an incredibly hard and durable material, but fine at the same time. Its appearance resembles small beads that were embedded next to each other by nature itself. The diamond on the ray’s back is unique, just like the fingerprints of the master who is responsible for building of this instrument.
Atelier Mitani, in cooperation with PETROF, has created a unique instrument that combines Japanese craftmanship and music, precision and piano construction from the Czech Republic. With the use of the traditional Japanese technique of maki-e, the piano is decorated with butterfly motives. One of these is the national butterfly of Japan called Japanese Emperor. When changing the incident light, butterflies look alive. The grass is represented by a cut of golden slices, along with the inserted mother-of-pearl pieces.
The P210 grand piano as designed by the Slovak director Peter Kršák is an example of customised art production fulfilling the personal wishes of a very demanding customer. The client stipulated both the internal and external design, and our master craftsmen drew inspiration for its construction and its sound parameters from the P210 Pasat. The result is a high-class and original piano.
The Baroko grand presents a characteristic supplement to a baroque-style interior. Every professional performer is charmed by its captivating appearance, but most of all by its gentle and rounded tone. This unique, specially designed instrument is tuned to perfection, exactly as pianists and their listeners would expect.
The Rokoko Gold also possesses the characteristic rounded and romantic tone of PETROF instruments. What makes it unique, however, is its use of Baroque design, ivory colour and gilded decorative features, making the Rokoko Gold ideal for Baroque-style interiors. We used gold plate for the decoration of the piano.
While developing and building new prototypes we created a piano with a bar-style seating arangement. It is perfect for music clubs, where it adds to the pleasant atmosphere. As with our other pianos the Pianobar has a characteristic tonal colouring. We have supplemented the piano with the PianoDisc, providing us with a unique set.
Following the requests of a customer we set about developing this prototype. While building it we discovered that we could apply the technique of marquetry to a very high standard. The technique of marquetry is the acme of the joiner’s art, which we now possess, enabling us to produce almost any design by using various veneers and colourings.