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The Grand Rossa

A craftsman and artist transforms a stock piano into a Ferrari-inspired
work of art.

28-year-old Justin Elliott, a craftsman from
Florida, embarked on a journey eight years ago to enhance the
appearance of the piano. To do so, he began designing and handcrafting
custom piano legs using rare, superior species of wood to create spirals,
arcs and other design elements to transform the piano into a work of art.

After completing his first design, Elliott realized the magnificent wooden
structure also enhanced the piano’s sound, providing greater clarity by
changing the instrument’s resonant structure and integrating acoustics into
the leg.

Today, Elliott (who has since founded ResInno Piano
Innovation and Design), who seldom using blueprints or sketches to ensure
undeniably unique designs, has four designs available for purchase. Each is
hand shaped to perfection and affects the piano’s “voice” differently
depending on its shape. And this month, ResInno has unveiled its raciest
design yet.

The Grand Rossa, named
after Ferrari’s 1957 Testa Rossa race car and painted in the iconic Ferrari
red called Rossa Corsa, boasts sleek curves forming semi helixes on the
front legs, and a prolonged arch stemming from the tail leg which appears to
flow through the piano.

The design has caught the attention of Ferrari of Tampa Bay where it is
currently on display on the 28,000 square-foot showroom floor alongside the
race cars that inspired its name and design.

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