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February 13, 2020 at 2:59pm

The GPX-F1 Facet Grand Piano won the Grand Prize in the Roland Digital Piano Design Awards back in 2015. This competition challenged product designers around the world to come up with a ground-breaking brand new digital piano concept. There were over international 120 entries, and the winning design was the creation of American Jong Chan Kim.

In 2019 Roland decided to turn Kim’s ideas into an actual working instrument. The company assembled a small design team at their headquarters in... See More

The GPX-F1 Facet Grand Piano won the Grand Prize in the Roland Digital Piano Design Awards back in 2015. This competition challenged product designers around the world to come up with a ground-breaking brand new digital piano concept. There were over international 120 entries, and the winning design was the creation of American Jong Chan Kim.

In 2019 Roland decided to turn Kim’s ideas into an actual working instrument. The company assembled a small design team at their headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan. Using Roland’s latest PureAcoustic modelling software and their Acoustic Projection System a fully functioning GPX-F1 Facet Grand Piano was constructed. And it was unveiled to the world at this week’s CES (2020) exhibition in Las Vegas.

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October 12, 2019 at 3:56pm

The design of the Roland Kiyola piano was inspired by Scandinavian furniture, and is now available for the first time in the U.S. at the MoMA Design Store in New York.

Unlike most digital pianos and keyboards, the instrument is slim and elegant, ideal for a small city apartment.

When the lid is down, you’d never know it was a keyboard–it looks and acts like a simple wood table.

When you play, the keys have the feel of real ivory, a stark contrast from most keyboards... See More

The design of the Roland Kiyola piano was inspired by Scandinavian furniture, and is now available for the first time in the U.S. at the MoMA Design Store in New York.

Unlike most digital pianos and keyboards, the instrument is slim and elegant, ideal for a small city apartment.

When the lid is down, you’d never know it was a keyboard–it looks and acts like a simple wood table.

When you play, the keys have the feel of real ivory, a stark contrast from most keyboards.

You can also use the piano’s speaker system to stream music. But it’s not just the technology embedded in the instrument that makes it such a profound detour from your average keyboard.

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