Because guitars must be tuned each time before being played, designer Hans Kim felt this should be an emotional and more interactive experience than the one offered by current digital display tuners. In his design, the interaction consists of spinning the dial on the ‘open’ end of the tuner to choose the note the user wants to tune. The tuner then wobbles left or right depending on the accuracy of the note played, with 90 degrees being perfectly in tune. Once the interaction is complete, the tuner lies flat on the floating base as if to say “I’m not listening anymore”.
Designer: Hans Kim