Yamaha receives Good Design Award for Relit LSX-70 Portable Lighting/Audio System
Yamaha’s Relit Series has received the coveted Good Design Award in Australia for Product Design: Consumer Electronics. The recognition emulates the new series’ accomplishments abroad with recent successes at the German iF Design Awards and past winner of the Red Dot Award for the LSX-700 model in 2014.
A departure in design from Yamaha’s more traditional offering of Lifestyle Audio systems, the Relit LSX-70 Portable Lighting/Audio System fuses ambient lighting with 360° non-directional music streaming. Adorned with luxurious finishes the LSX-70 presents itself as much as a furniture piece as a Bluetooth speaker capable of Yamaha’s trademark ‘natural’ sound quality.
The Good Design judges commented, “The Yamaha LSX-70 Portable Lighting/Audio System is a beautifully executed piece of design – beautiful to look at and even more beautiful to listen to. This is an extremely competitive market and it is refreshing to see something new and original with this level of design and manufacturing.”
To qualify for the Good Design Selection, entries must satisfy the stringent criteria for good design that includes factors such as safety, quality, functionality, sustainability and innovation. The judging process involves more than 30 local and international design experts with seven main categories and 25 sub-categories.
CEO of Good Design Australia Dr Brandon Gien who manages the annual Awards program said, “We pride ourselves in upholding very high standards in our evaluation process and as a result, only the best submissions make it through to this (Selection) stage.
“The judges take their job very seriously and look at each submission in detail to find out what makes it special and truly innovative. The very best ones go on to be considered with the Good Design Award, one of the most coveted awards for design and innovation in the world,” Dr Gien said.
The award was announced at the Good Design Awards Gala Night on 29th May at the Pavilion, Darling Harbour.