A musical masterpiece

Driven by her creativity, craftsmanship and a deep passion for music, Lisa Maria Aschl, from Aistersheim, Austria, has produced an extraordinary masterpiece. Her elegant musical instrument cabinet is a statement piece, not only with its high-precision production values, but also its many different functions, to which the high-quality TECTUS hinge system has also made a significant contribution.

Having finished her carpentry apprenticeship, majoring in planning, the twenty-six-year-old went on to successfully complete her master’s at the WIFI (Wirtschaftsförderungsinstitut (Institute for Economic Development)) in Linz, Austria.

Her masterpiece, created for her final examination and which is dedicated to music, is an exemplar of subtlety and commitment. “Music has been part of my life since I was a child. I started playing the piano when I was just seven,” explains the cabinet maker. She had already shown her commitment to music with her apprenticeship piece when she made a storage and presentation case for her own tenor saxophone. 

Rethinking the piano

It was not initially clear which musical instrument would be the focus of her masterpiece. “Inspiration for my masterpiece ranged from a wooden saxophone case to a grand piano. I eventually decided to give an old piano a face lift,” said Lisa Maria Aschl.

Her passion for her craft and her innate connection with music can be seen in every detail of this unique instrument case. In addition to this, various storage options are concealed in this piece of furniture which are not visible at first glance. “What is unique about my masterpiece is that it is not possible to see all the different components when it is closed. Opening the two doors of the cabinet reveals sheet music and a piano stool on the left-hand side, while storage for an alto saxophone, with drawers above for its accessories, are hidden behind the right-hand door.” The centrepiece of this hand-made cabinet is an exquisite piano made in 1909 by the Royal Court Piano Manufacturers Lauberger & Gloss. 

Perfect functionality thanks to TECTUS

The TECTUS hinge system in a brass finish was chosen to support the heavy cabinet doors. The concealed hinges not only offer extreme functionality but also allow a flush-fitting appearance which was very important to Lisa Maria Aschl: “I needed robust hinges which could cope with the high demands without detracting from the appearance of my piece of furniture.” The hinges’ elegant colour gives the instrument case a special look and provides a stylish contrast to the dark-stained elements of the piece. 

Lisa Maria Aschl contacted SIMONSWERK early in the planning stage to find out as much as she could about the different hinge systems, finishes and options. “SIMONSWERK hinge systems were the perfect choice for me as they offer a suitable solution for every demand and requirement.”

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