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Design Solves Everything: Reversible Train Seats

Recently an incredibly intelligent individual casually said a few words to me during a meeting: “Design solves everything”. 

Strangely enough, I never thought about design in such an overtly simple manner.

And by pure coincidence, a few days later I found an awesome example of this phrase in action that I just had to share — the reversible train seat on Sydney Trains.

Now I’ve seen a few “traditional” reversible train seats but those are much more cumbersome to use. However with this design, travellers will no longer suffer from “backwards riding” motion sickness.

Why this seating arrangement has not been built into all trains by now is honestly a complete mystery to me. Or could it be that this is just another fine example of the old saying, “we don’t know what we don’t know“.


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