Agile 4525L Passenger Seat by Ufuk Bircan Özkan

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Agile 4525L

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Passenger Seat

INSPIRATION:
The infinity symbol which we use in our company logo catches itself after a loop. This inspired me on combining front and side surfaces of conventional seats into one surface. This created functional advantages as well as a new aesthetic perception. The seat is designed for quick short distance transportations which led me to use flowing dynamic lines. Plastic side covers were highly inspired by road cars in means of form.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Agile 4525L is designed to tear down cliches among its ordinary rivals by giving an impression of pace at short distances with dynamic lines flowing forward at sides and sweeping upwards at the back. The twist form at backrest sides creates an extraordinary aesthetic perception, helps safety belts to work efficiently and prevents hunchbacks. Innovative height adaptive belts that don't need any adjustments can adapt to passengers in any height. Images show two upholstery styles: Standard&Comfort

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Agile 4525L is a new generation travel-mate of short distance passengers. Its height-adaptive 3-point seat belt doesn't need any adjustments. It just fits everybody in any height. Dual-function button on the side panel activates both backrest reclining and lateral adjustment at the same time. Magazine net on rear side can hold magazines in A4 size. Passengers can place their mobile phones on the special mobile device pocket.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in Bursa in January 2017 and finished in October 2018. First prototype was exhibited in October 2017 in Busworld Kortrijk. Finished product was announced in September 2018 in Hannover at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Design was born on paper and digital sketches first. Then 3D data was created on CAD. Some parts were 3D-printed and vacuum-formed for prototyping and final design got its shape. The seat is produced by conventional mid-level production technologies. Seat foams are molded. Metal parts inside are first shaped by laser-cutting and molds, then welded both manually and by robots.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
It has a modular construction system where backrest, seat and chassis are separate bodies. A two-seat configuration is 953mm in total width, 742mm in depth and 1140mm in height. It weights 34,5Kg.

TAGS:
Passenger, Seat, Bus, Minibus, Public, Transportation, Transport, Land, Vehicle, Commercial

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
User researches and market researches are done at the beginning of the project. We had participants at %5 and %95 percentile anthropometric range to test the safety and comfort levels of our seat belts. We prepared different 3-D printed prototypes for each stage of the research. Height-adaptive safety belt is a result of these user researches. Then we combined it with the twist form at the backrest and they became complementary features for each other.

CHALLENGE:
The seat is designed especially for Turkish market but with a potential for exporting. Local market is very conservative and closed for innovations. This seat is one of the first steps of a change in future where seats will become more comfortable and technological. Design is one of the most important aspects of this change, where I also had to consider our customer company's design language used in their vehicles. Combining form and function together in twist form brought the success.

ADDED DATE:
2019-01-02 11:54:04

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IMAGE CREDITS:
#1 Photographer Hasan Mutlu, Agile 4525L, 2018.
#2 Photographer Hasan Mutlu, Agile 4525L, 2018.
#3 Photographer Hasan Mutlu, Agile 4525L, 2018.
#4 Photographer Hasan Mutlu, Agile 4525L, 2018.
#5 Photographer Hasan Mutlu, Agile 4525L, 2018.

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Patents (TurkPatent): 2017-09355 & 2017-08792, Inova Otomotiv, 2017. Industrial design registrations (TurkPatent): 2017-02652, 2017-03381, 2017-04539, 2017-04540, 2017-04542, 2017-04543 & 2017-04544.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Inova Otomotiv

PROFILE:
Inova Automotive, which produces passenger seats for commercial vehicles, was founded in Bursa in September 2007. Our aim is the new ergonomic and aesthetic products that the industry needs; passenger safety and comfort without compromising, competitive prices to offer. Expert cadres who have realized countless projects with OEM companies and are well known in the sector and have more than 10 years’ experience in their fields have the capability of producing passenger seats suitable for railway and sea transportation as well as land transportation.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Agile 4525l Passenger Seat by Ufuk Bircan Özkan is a Nominee in Engineering and Technical Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Agile 4525l Passenger Seat by Ufuk Bircan Özkan is Winner in Engineering and Technical Design Category, 2018 - 2019.

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