October 25, 2016

Yamaha's Clavinova™ CLP-585 Receives "German Design Award 2017"

Yamaha Corporation's digital piano Clavinova CLP-585 has been selected for "Special Mention" in the internationally prestigious German Design Award 2017. This is the third major design award for the CLP-585, following the Good Design Award 2014* and Red Dot Design Award – Product Design 2015.

  • *Awarded for the CLP-500 series

The Clavinova CLP-585 is a home digital piano with high sound quality and functionality, the product of Yamaha's tradition of piano making and advanced electronics technology. It was designed as "what a standard piano should be today" within the context of more than 300 years of piano history.

The CLP-585 incorporates voicing sampled from Yamaha's flagship CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial grand pianos. The natural wood keyboard provides an authentic touch, and the virtual resonance modeling (VRM) technology recreates the complex resonance of a grand piano.

Yamaha designed the CLP-585 with a compact control panel located to the left of the keyboard and other features, which create the same performance space as an acoustic piano. While compact in size, the instrument's design gives pianists natural playing feeling as if it were an acoustic piano.

The German Design Award program is organized by the German Design Council in 2012, and has been held every year since then. This award program has gained an excellent public image for identifying and honoring unique designs from a communication and product design perspective. The awards consist of first-place "Gold" prizes, "Winner" awards that go to top-class products, and "Special Mention" prizes. This year, there were over 4,000 entries, with 758 entries coming from outside Germany.

"Yamaha Design" Yamaha Corporation