Yamaha THR II
The THR amplifier series has been incredibly successful for Yamaha, and the THR II was my first opportunity to design a product for the Yamaha Brand.
Instantly iconic, the THR was a tough act to follow, and Yamaha insisted we keep the warm-tan color scheme that was so popular with the original.
Instead, I focused on updating the overall aesthetic. Utilized the requirement to tool an internal sound chamber from plastic, using that same tool to create the external back and side profile rather than hiding it. A recessed grille with a perforation pattern inspired by Yamaha's tuning fork logo finished off the update.
The result is a fresh new design, that is still, clearly, Yamaha THR.