2018.07.27
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AREP DESIGNLAB AND NENDO TO DESIGN NEXT-GENERATION HIGH-SPEED TRAIN INTERIORS

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AREP designlab in joint venture with Nendo has won the international competition to design the interiors of the “TGV of the future”.
Some of the most sought-after international design studios had been invited by the French Railways (SNCF) to vie for the project.

“This is a great opportunity to rekindle enthusiasm for train travel and build a bespoke travel experience by combining users’
individual experiences of shared spaces”, points out Isabelle Le Saux, director of AREP Designlab.
Drawing on their unique expertise in designing public spaces, AREP Designlab and the Japanese studio Nendo infused their concept
with creative and practical wisdom to anticipate future uses.

The new high-speed train is designed in partnership with Alstom and is expected to roll out in 2023. It will minimize operating cost and energy consumption while maximizing comfort.