mutable interurban train seats

My goal on this project was to design a train interior for modern urban nomads in big cities. With focus on a mutable seating concept, which meets the demands of both short distance commuters within urban centers and mid distance passengers going to/ coming from suburban areas.

When its closed, you can lean, almost sit on it, which saves place during rushhour times with many commuters. Open the seat and it will be comfortable for longer distances. The bar on the side is not only to hold on, the seats are also attached to it. 

With its few construction parts the seat is easy to install and allows a lot of different layouts within a compartment. The slim and space saving design makes it easier to move through the compartment and offers even more standing space.