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An object musically packed with aesthetics and functionality

Anima Design crafts Karen Ultralight – a one-of-kind electric violin made through computational design systems for Katahashi Instruments.

Achieving a structurally ultralight instrument calculated at the highest ergonomic and acoustic level, Barcelona-based multidisciplinary Anima Design crafts ‘Karen Ultralight’ – a one-of-kind electric violin made through computational design systems for Katahashi Instruments. 

Brilliantly providing tailor-made solutions through innovative ideas – Anima Design is an international product design and development agency with a focus on health and science, sustainable mobility, hand and power tools, household appliances and much more.

With social consideration and respect for the environment – they aspire to be recognised through their customer and end-user focused services, ensuring the success of their extraordinary products in the market. 

Karen Ultralight by Katahashi Instruments
© Anima Design for Katahashi Instruments

“By seamlessly combining Diego Quiroga’s experience in product design and Alfredo Gallozzi’s experience in computational design – we created an object that harmoniously blends aesthetics, functionality and lightness.

A perfect study of ergonomics, ultralight design and application of high-tech materials is integrated in this elegant and slim product!” says Anima Design.

Effortlessly achieving the perfect sono-acoustic response – this eclectic object’s body is beautifully fabricated from natural warm wood and finished in carbon fiber.

Additionally, its frame is skillfully created from a mathematical structure delicately calculated for its purpose; lightweight and made by 3D printing with 100% recyclable polymers.

“This project was a challenge because we didn’t make any sketch and we designed directly with mathematical formulas crossing data from weight, ergonomics and we were defining shapes on the screen in realtime!” says Diego Quiroga.

© Anima Design for Katahashi Instruments
Karen Ultralight by Katahashi Instruments
© Anima Design for Katahashi Instruments

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