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2019

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

Award-winning item
Limited Express [Laview]
Business Owner
seiburailway
Category
09-09 Railway
Company
Kazuyo Sejima & Associates (Japan)
Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan)
SEIBU RAILWAY Co.,Ltd. (Japan)
Award Number
19G090666
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2019

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Outline

Laview is a new, "never before seen" limited express train, and introduces a new generation of Seibu Railway lines. Laview is based on three design concepts: blending in with the urban and natural environment, creating a living room-like atmosphere where anyone can relax, and adding value to transportation. Laview is not only a means of transport, but a destination itself.

Producer

SEIBU RAILWAY Co., Ltd.

Director

Design Direction: Kazuyo Sejima + Collaborate Design Adviser: Yoko Ando (Textile Design)/ Shozo Toyohisa (Lighting Design)/ Yoshitaka Tanase (Design Coordination & Graphic Design)

Designer

Kazuyo Sejima & Associates/ Kazuyo Sejima, Yoshitaka Tanase, Kae Ito, Takayuki Furuya, Amy Hyemin Jang + Cooperation with: Hitachi, Ltd., / Yuta Kawaguchi, Kenta Kumagai, Yuichiro Kota

妹島和世 ・安東陽子(テキスタイル)・豊久将三(ライティング)・棚瀬純孝(デザイン&グラフィック)

More information

https://www.seiburailway.jp/railways/laview/

Already in service/use
2019/3/16

Evaluation

This train is packed with attractive features that bring excitement to passengers even before boarding, such as the avant-garde rounded face, modest-looking body that softly reflects the scenery, large passenger windows and the warm tone of yellow seats reminiscent of an inviting living room. It gives the illusion that the natural scenery out the large windows are one with the indoor space, transforming the familiar view into something new and exciting. With the aspiration to "create the scenery of the next 100 years," they have boldly took on the challenge to innovative design and executed it well, which is worthy of applause.

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