Musical Luggage Path Makes Walking Through The Airport More Enjoyable
Jeriel Bobbe's "Me-lo-di" tiles let travelers make music with their suitcases as they make their way through winding walkways.
Dutch design graduate Jeriel Bobbe‘s “Me-lo-di” luggage path introduces ribbed wooden tiles to airport floors that can be arranged to create different pieces of music when a traveler pulls their wheeled suitcase along them.
The individual panels, constructed by Netherlands-based production company Bruns, feature ribbed surfaces designed to produce specific musical notes when luggage is moved across them at a normal walking speed. The distance between the ribs determines the pitch of the tones and the height determines the volume. The wooden tiles can be rearranged to compose different pieces of music. This project was displayed at the Design Academy Eindhoven’s graduation show at Dutch Design Week and Jeriel Bobbe explains how they are transforming airports: