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The Avant-Garde Guitar Tuner Embraces the Arts and Emotion in its Design

 - Jul 10, 2012
References: yankodesign
Music is an art -- both fluid and creative -- and this Avant-Garde Guitar Tuner seems to acknowledge this quality more than most devices of its type. Instead of taking the typical shape of a small rectangular gadget that features buttons and a digital screen, this object looks to have been aesthetically inspired by the antique gramophone. Not only does this shape directly reference music and sound projection, Hans Kim's streamlined contemporary-adapted sculpture embodies beautiful smooth lines and a gentle curving form for a visual grace.

When in use, the pipe-like piece balances with its ear open and its pointy tail pointing up and back. A dial in the listener of the Avant-Garde Guitar Tuner lets you select the note you wish to play. Balancing on its base, the gauge wobbles the more you deviate from key.