Fazioli Piano Gets New Origami Case by Joseph Wu and omb Architects

Fazioli origami Showcase Piano hero IIHIH

This one of a kind Fazioli Origami Showcase piano was restored and given one wild makeover for the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver. The Italian brand’s grand piano sat in the hotel’s Lobby Lounge in Vancouver for ten years prior to redesigning of its case for the hotel’s 10 year anniversary in 2020.

Fazioli Origami Showcase Piano

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The Piano in the Hotel’s Lobby Lounge prior to its restoration

Originally conceived by architects McFarlane | Green | Biggar Architecture + Design (now known as omb , the owners reached out to Origami Master Joseph Wu for help with the design.

Origami artist Joseph Wu
Origami artist Joseph Wu (photo: CBC Arts)

Origami is the art of paper folding. The word is Japanese, literally meaning to fold (oru) paper (kami) and the restored Fazioli piano has the appearance of the angular folds we so often see in the art form.

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Fazioli Origami Piano joseph wu

The instrument, white in color, is further distinguished by the elaborate three-dimensional engraving in walnut wood that affects the inside of the lid.

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Origami Fairmont Piano

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Fazioli Showcase piano

The piano is in the hotel’s Lobby Lounge, one of Vancouver’s premier destinations for live music in the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel.

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Joseph Wu Origami on Instagram

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We previously featured another one of Fazioli’s showcase pianos, The M. Liminal Grand here

images courtesy of Fazioli and Fairmont Pacific Rim.