X2000 – SJ



Reliable. Simple. Human. Wonderful. Those are SJ’s core values, and the brief we got when given the task of redesigning the iconic SJ X2000 trains. Since 2016 we have worked together with SJ on this project, which has been a challenging and exciting journey.

The new interiors are inspired by classic Scandinavian design. Warm and relaxing, with considered lighting and natural materials, such as genuine wood, brass, leather and hand-blown glass and crafted fabrics. Materials and details that age with grace, with a quality that last for decades.

When surveying the available seats on the market, we could not find any that fully met the challenges of long-distance travel. Therefore, we developed a completely new seat with thick cushions, covered sides, and an extendable table that gives a generous private workspace. The seat is more compact, increasing the capacity of the train by 15% while still giving every passenger a first-class experience.

In 2020, this project was awarded with Red Dot: Best of the Best, a prestigious award only given to a few select projects every year.

(Images courtesy of SJ, © SJ AB)