Sustainable public transport seat
Sustainable public transport equipment
As a follow-up to the study into more sustainable public transport equipment we developed a concept for a sustainable train seat, the AtoB seat. Where comparable train furniture consists of more than 150 parts per seat, we wanted to create one with just 10 parts. This would directly reduce the number of materials used, with all the benefits for recycling and reuse. The chair-design is based on a comfortable one-piece seat shell, pressed from wood.
We are now developing this concept to a modular family of public transport seating solutions for various applications in train, tram and bus. The target number of 10 parts per seat was not achieved, but a reduction of about 75% compared to existing furniture was.
The chairs have a friendly and recognizable appearance. Because of their compact shape they need less space than existing seats.
FromAtoB Public Design won the 2016 Cradle to Cradle design challenge with this concept.