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Casual Wind Instrument [Venova] wins Good Design Grand Award 2017

Tokyo, 1 November 2017 - Japan Institute of Design Promotion is proud to announcement the result of the GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD for the year 2017, which the institute servers the main host.

The GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD, deemed the design of the year 2017, was chosen out of 7 candidates announced on 4 October. The GOOD DESIGN AWARD jury, winners of GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2017, and visitors to “GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD ELECTION 2017” Exhibition, held at GOOD DESIGN Marunouchi, Tokyo from 4 October to 28 October, casted their votes to select the winning entry, Casual Wind Instrument [Venova]

Winner: GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD 2017 (Prime Minister Award)
Casual Wind Instrument [Venova]
YAMAHA CORPORATION

A new wind instrument that lets beginners enjoy saxophone-like playing feel and performance. While the saxophone is built of many complex parts, the Venova's branched pipe structure and meandering shape produce a saxophone-like tone from a compact portable form with few keys. Made of light, tough, washable ABS resin, with simple maintainability and recorder-style fingering that inexperienced players can adapt to easily, the Venova offers a feel and tone that satisfies advanced players, and is intended to be a handy instrument that brings casual enjoyment to many music lovers.



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