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2018

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
SOTETSU 20000 SERIES [SOTETSU 20000 SERIES]
Business Owner
Sotetsu Holdings, Inc, SAGAMI RAILWAY Co.,Ltd.
Category
Railway
Company
Sotetsu Holdings,Inc (Japan)
SAGAMI RAILWAY Co.,Ltd. (Japan)
Award Number
18G070634
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2018

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Outline

The SOTETSU 20000 SERIES is a brand new commuter train that aims to enhance the communities along the railway line through design. The SOTETSU 20000 SERIES is planning on running through Yokohama and Tokyo. The front was designed with a smooth curved surface and its elegance broke the mold for what a commuter train looks like. The headlight, especially, was a challenging design as there has never been a commuter train with headlights shaped like this one, making it iconic. The exterior has been painted into glossy navy blue with perfection, and the smooth three dimensional surface reflects the surrounding scenery conspicuously. To cope with the extremely crowded commuter train of Japan, the use of glass material on various parts create a simple yet spacious interior.

Producer

Masayuki Hirano, General ManagerCorporate Strategy Division, Sotetsu Holdings, Inc + Masato Takahashi, General Manager Transport Vehicle Department, SAGAMI RAILWAY Co.,Ltd.

Director

Manabu Mizuno, creative director, good design company + Tsuneo Ko, Principal Creative Director, TANSEISHA Co.,Ltd.

Designer

Keita Suzuki, PRODUCT DESIGNER, PRODUCT DESIGN CENTER + Yuta Kawaguchi, Designer, Product Design Department, Hitachi, Ltd./ Junichi Kunimoto, Engineer, Rolling Stock Systems Design Department

More information

http://www.sotetsu.co.jp/design-pj/20000/

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