Impossible objects #16: Piano stairs
I like this one. How could you encourage people to use the stairs, in a public building, rather than take the escalator?
Piano stairs may be the answer. Check out this video of the amended subway exit at Odenplan station in Stockholm.
Each step is a piano key, and people make their own sweet pedestrian music. A cacophony at rush hour, though.
A lot of fun, nontheless, even if it was built to be a Volkswagen viral video…
Previous Impossible Objects we’ve covered:
- the clock that draws the time
- the pocket light folding bulb
- the shattering door
- the wooden mirror
- the inside-out salt shaker
- the Wingdings keyboard
- the door lock maze
- the dark lamp
- the global chess board
- the curved keyboard
- the implausible plug
- the infinite tap
- the simplified calculator
- the electric hammer
- the signature coffee pot