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OBSIDEON Pod – Rethinking the airport experience

February 10, 2013

In fact, air travel is one of the most stressing activities for mind and body. Safety regulations, altering flight conditions, quickly updating flight information, noise, information overload, jet lag, luggage handling and extensive gateway walking all wreck the nerves and patience of travellers. One of the bigger hassles: Long waiting times.

The Obsideon pod is a convenient refuge from the hustle and bustle of airports. We designed Obsideon to be a personal relaxation cocoon, helping travellers to bridge longer waiting times between flights, providing privacy, comfortability and the latest flight information. Offered as an additional service by the airline or as part of a signature airport service, the Obsideon Pod will be commonly located inside the terminal area and can be arranged in loose clusters or more discreetly away from the main passenger circulation routes.

Obsideon supports passengers on various needs: After logging in with their ticket code, users can relax, fall asleep without ‘wake-up’ worries or just spend their private time away from the noise of other travellers. The pod’s smooth shape and soothing natural materials ensure its being perceived as a place of calmness and relaxation, welcoming passengers to rest.

Designed for easy maintenance and mobility, the ‘airport furniture’ can flexibly change position by use of manual forklifts. The pod’s closure carries functional resemblance to the well-known iris shutter, using flexible ‘leafs’ mounted with a tension spring between the inner and outer shell.

All in all, Obsideon helps airlines with greater brand differentiation, enhanced customer loyalty and a qualitatively improved customer travel experience.

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