Peugeot Designs The Piano Of The Future
The auto company's Design Lab has collaborated with French manufacturer Pleyel for a streamlined design that gives viewers increased visibility of the pianist as he plays.
The Peugeot Design Lab worked with the French piano manufacturer Pleyel to create an innovative musical instrument. This “piano of the future” required months of research, study and tests carried out by the designers together with a team of engineers technicians, and acoustic engineers from both companies.
The aerodynamic and streamlined design allows for improved sound quality and gives viewers a better look at the pianist and his hands as he plays. This was achieved by lowering the mechanics in order to align the piano's cover and keyboard. The traditional piano lid prop was replaced with a self-supporting lid mechanism that can be raised with one hand, an idea borrowed directly from a car's tailgate.