Noemi Cortizas

I am Noemi Cortizas, a transversal industrial designer and engineer. My main interest are sustainability, CMF and materials innovation.

My clients say that I do "sparkling" & down to earh design.

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  • Ouigo Seat
  • Ouigo Seats

OUIGO. Low cost train seats.

OUIGO, a low-cost transportation project by the French SNCF, required careful selection of materials for elements such as fabrics and foam. These materials needed to meet strict standards for wear and tear resistance, among other requirements. The same applied to other components like unfolding tables, with the added challenge of adhering to a tight budget.

In addition to materials selection, I also focused on enhancing the seat shape and base design. As this train model has more seats than the usual SNCF offerings, fitting a large number of seats into a standard space was crucial. Meanwhile, these seats also had to meet extrict ergonomic standards.