Strolling through the airport just got more exciting with the new musical floor

Recent Design Academy in Eindhoven graduate, Jeriël Bobbe, has recently come up with a new way to make spending time at the airport more fun. His new design is a combination between public art and community musical instrument as it is a piece of flooring with wooden slats designed to play music when you roll your suitcase over it. How deep the grooves in the wood are control the volume, while the width between the ribs affect the pitch.

“The tiles are being deployed in airports to compete with the horizontal escalators,” explains Bobbe. “In a playful way, the traveler is triggered to walk by himself. Which way do you choose?”

Check out the video above to see a preview of what you can expect from Bobbe’s creation.