Train of Deep Thought

Traveling by train, metro, subway, monorail, bullet train or whatever you call it, can be harrowing at times. No worries, design house Prechteck has saved you a great seat for all the action. Like plucking fruit from a tree, fruit that you sit on as you pretend to not notice the creepy man next to you “reading” a porn magazine. This railway seating design won second place out of 5,000 submissions to the Bombardier/YouRail design competition. This design features retractable and flexible seats that are formed by an external stretchable layer which is attached to the structure and can adapt to different configurations (body types). Now if only these seats can cure the obvious depression these train riders are suffering from after learning they are riding in the second place design.

Designer: Chris Precht

14 Comments

  • Dyyami says:

    It looks really nice and the presentation is neat, we gonna need high trains though!

  • max says:

    as a really tall person, that arc is going to invade my headspace while seated.

  • Chris says:

    One very clear drawback – the embarrassment that would be felt by any and all other passengers due to my incessant and fascinated mucking about with the seat mechanisms throughout the entire journey!

    (“Intolerable” would not be a strong enough word!)

  • M_Crow says:

    Seats looks cozy and design is very futuristic. but it seems rather unnecessary to have this on the trains. Uses extra materials and does not improve passengers capacity of the carriage.

  • martina says:

    as well as….do people really want to make an effort to get a seat by pulling it down and folding it up? to be honest….when i get into a train i just wanna have a seat to sit….if not…i rather stand!really nice idea….but not very pratical!

  • martina says:

    as well as….do people really want to make an effort to get a seat by pulling it down and folding it up? to be honest….when i get into a train i just wanna have a seat to sit….if not…i rather stand!really nice idea….but not very pratical!

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