Category: Product Design
Title: Zero Contact Sustain Pedal
Name: Leon Ehmke
Medium, Object: Pedal for electric pianos
University: HBK Braunschweig
Supervisor: Prof. Kerstin Kaczmar
"Zero Contact" is a sustain pedal for electric pianos that reinterprets slip resistance, suspension and signal transmission. The pedal is connected to the pianist's foot through a rubberized plate
connected. This concept gives pianists with professional demands a pedal that won't slip away while playing without creating additional transport effort. The name is derived from the
contactless signal transmission, by using a magnetic contact. The curved shape made of spring steel gives the pianist a noiseless and damped pedal feel. Different from the usual
There is no fixed cable on the pedals, so that the jack cable can be wound up or exchanged separately for transport.
This electric piano pedal is reduced to the essentials. As a free-swinging and self-stabilising concept, it combines analogue operation with digital control. The design is
is well thought-out in its depth and also in detail, because it not only includes aspects of use, but also connection and transport. "Zero Contact" is a clever design solution
in a smart appearance.