Back to the drawing board
The ‘Urushi Musical Interface’, designed by Yuri Suzuki, uses gold inlays on a traditionally Japanese lacquered surface to create a touch based midi keyboard.
The circular pattern is supposed to make the combination of keys required to play certain chords easier to understand. Apparently.
Suzuki’s page on the product here.
- R: That tape dispenser looks like a rhinoceros
- T: A tape dispensing rhinoceros.
- C: What if someone just looked at a rhino and said, "that would be a really nice shape for a tape dispenser"?
- T: What if someone was a sick person and made a tape dispenser out of a dead rhinoceros...
Anna Selezneva by Camilla Akrans, Vogue China August 2009