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2017

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Seat for rolling stock [Universal Design Seat]
Business Owner
Hitachi, Ltd.
Category
Transportation equipment and facilities
Company
Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan)
Award Number
17G070636
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2017

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Outline

This train seat is exclusively designed to reduce unnecessary physical burden for passengers to sit and stand for accessing train smoothly by having less seat depth and higher seat height. During the prototyping, the seat has been repeatedly and carefully modified along with users' feedbacks to achieve both features of easy movement and comfortable seating. This design also alleviates risks of accident and delay from a stress-less seat even for elderly people. By naturally making passengers to sit up straight without swing their legs, under seat space become available for personal belongings.

Producer

Alistair Dormer, CEO, Railway Systems Business Unit, Hitachi, Ltd.

Director

Motomi Kawakami, KAWAKAMI DESIGN ROOM + Kenta Kumagai, Product Design Department, Global Centre for Social Innovation - Tokyo, Hitachi, Ltd.

Designer

Motomi Kawakami, KAWAKAMI DESIGN ROOM, + Yuta Kawaguchi, Product Design Department, Global Centre for Social Innovation - Tokyo, Hitachi, Ltd.

More information

http://www.hitachi.co.jp/New/cnews/month/2014/10/1023b.html

Already in service/use
2017/12
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