Yamaha Venova Wins Grand Award with Special Mention in the DFA Design for Asia Awards 2018

Yamaha Corporation announces that the Venova—a casual wind instrument from Yamaha—was recognized by the DFA Design for Asia Awards 2018 with the prestigious Grand Award with Special Mention. This is the second award the instrument has received for its innovative design, having also won the Good Design Grand Award in 2017.

The Yamaha Venova is a fun new wind instrument that blends the simplicity of a recorder with the sound of a saxophone. Like the saxophone, the Venova is a single-reed instrument that sounds different depending on how hard or soft you blow. Its unique body structure and innovative design give it a surprisingly rich tone in an amazingly compact size that's easy to carry, while its fully chromatic two-octave range lets you enjoy playing a wide variety of tunes.

The DFA Design for Asia Awards is a Hong Kong Design Centre program that was launched in Hong Kong in 2003 to celebrate design excellence and acknowledge outstanding designs with Asian perspectives. DFA awards are presented to companies and designers whose superior work reflects Asian lifestyles and who are influential in the design field. Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Merit Awards are presented to winners chosen from a total of 26 different categories, and candidates of Grand Awards are selected from among Gold Award winners. These candidates are given the Grand Award with Special Mention, and winners of the top prize—the Grand Award—are chosen from among them, along with recipients for three other special awards. Yamaha previously received the Grand Award for its SILENT Brass™ in 2014 and its YEV electric violin in 2017.