For the past few months, I’ve been involved in filming the creation of a beautiful masterpiece dedicated to Luciano Pavarotti. Decca Luxe has teamed up with British furniture designers Linley and Nicoletta, the wife of the late Pavarotti, to create a beautiful marquetry art case. The art case is handcrafted by Linley and inspired by the tenor’s colourful oil paintings to signify his passion for painting. As part of the project, I filmed the case taking shape in Linley’s workshops as well as interviews with Nicoletta and other people closely involved with the project. The detail and finish of the case is incredible.
Inside the art case, you will find rare never-before-seen prints of Pavarotti’s own works of art, as well as manuscript paper, brushes and oil paints all carefully selected to match the tenor’s palette. A personal letter from Nicoletta herself is also included.
Incorporated into the box is a specially-built music player containing Pavarotti’s entire recordings with Decca, totalling 130 hours in a quality sixty-four times superior to a CD.
10 cases have been commissioned and part of the profits go to the Pavarotti foundation.