Rolling stock interiors are embracing a design renaissance, focused on being sustainable, safe, and smart.
Designers are bursting with new ideas and concepts, but one thing is constant, meeting new passenger expectations. Rail interiors will need to focus on circular design and the feel of a comfortable and clean cabin. Rather than fixed solutions, the architecture will be easily modified for the seasons, traveller desires, and rail operators’ interior brands. The journey will become as exciting as the destination.
Karyn McAlphin, Design Director and Ruben Bake, International Business Manager for SEKISUI KYDEX along with Christiane Bausback, Head of Design and Managing Director for N + P Innovation Design, are collaborating to explore new ways to deliver on the passenger journey. Their goal is to bring forward thinking and flexible design solutions to rolling stock.
“The mobility ecosystem is interconnected and agile, changing faster than ever, including in rolling stock. This connectivity will shape passenger journeys and result in new wishes, demands and solutions. In the future, cross-industry and purpose-driven solutions are the key. It will no longer be about the journey itself as a highlight, but about the experience of mobility with all senses and its integration into everyday life. The most successful companies will provide seamless experiences,” said Bausback.
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