Phoenix Model S

Phoenix Model S

Limited edition of 200 pianos

The piano maker

Piano manufacturing

History of piano making in France

Piano making in France began at the end of the 18thcentury, with the appearance of the first pianoforte, the ancestor of the piano. It quickly became the most used means of expression in romantic music.

Under the influence of Chopin, who during his life in Paris, transformed the city into a place of passage for many artists and intellectuals. The capital became the cradle of piano manufacturing firms such as Pleyel, Érard... 


From the 18th to the 19th century the number of piano makers in Paris increases strongly. It ( one) passes from less than 50 to more than 180 houses employing in total approximately 3000 workmen. Far from the pianoforte, the time sees the emergence of the modern piano, with all the characteristics of the piano of today.  

The artisanal manufacture of piano in Paris will develop to reach its peak at the time of the first world war. Then, during the 20th century, even if the number of actors remains important, the sector will suffer from the German and Japanese competition, and the number of factors will decrease.

Piano manufacturing

The evolution of piano making

In the early 2000s, there were only a few piano makers left in France. In particular the company Pleyel, which was quickly the last company to produce pianos on French soil. This mythical company chosen by Chopin, Ravel or Stravinsky was founded more than 200 years ago. It had several factories in France, including one in Alès which was closed in 2007. Then the closure of the Pleyel factory in Saint-Denis in 2013 signed the end of piano manufacturing in France.

Adeleh Music Company

When Chakib Haboubi, in 2015, embarked on the crazy project of creating the first folding digital piano in Lyon, the company Adeleh Music was born from this project. It has the ambition to make a French product, and to revive the piano making in France.

With the inauguration of its industrial site in Lyon in January 2020, Adeleh Music is proud to revive the tradition of French piano making.