Barcelona, Spain and Kiso-Fukushima, Japan
Katahashi Karen Ultralight All-Electric Violin by Anima Design for Katahashi Instruments Japan Corporation is an ultra-light, recycled, 3D-printed electric violin created through computational design systems.
For its inspiring and forward-thinking design, Katahashi Karen Ultralight All-Electric Violin has recently been awarded a 2022 Good Design Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
This unique design process achieves a structurally ultralight instrument, calculated at the highest ergonomic and acoustic level.
Its body is made of natural wood and finished in carbon fiber for a perfect sono-acoustic response.
Its frame is made of a mathematical structure delicately calculated for its purpose.
It is lightweight and made by 3D printing with 100% recyclable polymers.
All in all, it is a perfect study of ergonomics, ultralight design, and application of high-tech materials: all integrated into an elegant and slim product.
Project: Katahashi Karen Ultralight All-Electric Violin
Designers: Anima Design SL.
Manufacturer: Katahashi Instruments Japan Corporation Ltd.