Kanagawa, Japan | 2016 | Product Design
Creative Director : Manabu Mizuno, Tsuneo Ko
Product Designer : Keita Suzuki
Photographer : bean, Sotetsu, Kenta Hasegawa
This SOTETSU STATION BENCH was designed for the busy train stations.
With a seat 1.5 times broader than general station benches, it keeps a comfortable distance with the person sitting beside you, creating enough personal space.
There is also enough space for a parent to sit with its child, making it a more comfortable seating experience.
Weather-resistant plastic is used to endure with the various weather conditions the bench is exposed to.
The legs were made from cast iron, and its weight makes it unnecessary for the foundation work. This integrally molded design also helps with reducing the assembly parts, cutting down the initial cost for installation and the running cost for maintenance.