The creative minds over at Roland are doing their best to evolve the way music is created and played. The company took over CES 2020 recently, revealing a brand new grand piano with a futuristic approach. The Japanese instrument maker has revealed the GPX-F1 “Facet” electronic grand piano. This unique and contemporary design features a geometric shape that appears to be floating above the base. The concept was initially birthed from Roland’s Digital Piano Design Awards in 2015.
Korean industrial designer Jong Chan Kim won the grand prize, while Roland then tasked a team of engineers to craft his design. The designer was inspired by polyhedrons occurring in nature, leading to the name “Facet” from crystalline structures. The angular shape builds around the ideal sound experience incorporating the company’s PureAcoustic Piano Modeling technology and multi-speaker Acoustic Projection System. The base features powerful flat-panel speakers while resonators along the top board to improve the depth of the sound.
The piano even features a large Android screen enabled with Amazon’s Alexa to help pianists compose and create arrangements. Take a closer look at this futuristic design in the images below and find out more from Roland right now. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for much more from the tech sector coming soon.
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