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TVZ double decker has been awarded Good Design Award for its design excellence
20 December 2016 y.

TVZ double decker has been awarded Good Design Award for its design excellence


The double deck passenger car with seats Model 61-4492 developed at Tver Railway Car-Building Works (TVZ, belongs to JSC Transmashholding) has been honored with a prize of Good Design Awards (Chicago, USA), an international industrial and graphic design program, in “Transportation” category, TMH PR Department reported. 

The Program, which prize winner TVZ became, is one of the most prestigious in the world. 

Coaches of 61-4492 Model were developed by a creative team of TVZ Design Bureau on order of AO Federal Passenger Company (RZD subsidiary). They have been in operation since summer 2015 and flow organically from the Russian double deck rolling stock line-up. Design of the coach was created in cooperation with a leading Italian Company ItalDesign-Giugiaro. 

In 2016 further cooperation between Tver Railway Car-Building Works and ItalDesign-Giugiaro resulted in two more joint projects: original RZD colour scheme creation and development of interior design of double deck staff car with seats Model 61-4503 to be integrated into trains formed from coaches of 61-4492 Model. 

Within eighteen months of its operation the coach was honored with the diploma of All-Russia Program “100 Top Russian Products”, silver diploma of EXPO 1520 International Railway Exhibition and Gold Quality Seal of the 34th International Competition “All-Russia Brands (III Millennium). XXI Century Quality Seal of Excellence”. The double deck express train formed of 15 coaches of this model and operated at Moscow – Voronezh route is entered into the Book of Russian Records as a “regular long-distance train operated throughout year carrying the largest quantity of passengers” -1320. 

In February 2016 the coach was presented to Dmitry Medvedev, Chairman of the Russian Government, who visited TVZ. 

Good Design Awards Program organized by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies has been held since 1950. The competent jury consisting of professional designers, architects and experts honors the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world. 

Apple Computer, Aston Martin, AT&T, Bang & Olufsen, BMW, Electrolux, Fiat, General Electric Company, HP, Hitachi, Intel Corp., Japan Airlines, Logitech, Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft Corporation, Miele, NASA, Nestlé, Porsche, Philips Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Siemens, Vodafone, Volkswagen and many other companies are among prize winners of various years. In 2016 Advanced Design Group и B/E Aerospace, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Hoffmann & Novague, Hyundai Motor Corporation, Product Development Technologies and Autologic Diagnostics Limited, Audi AG, Ferrari SpA are winners in the “Transportation” category together with TVZ and ItalDesign Giugiaro.

In 2016 Advanced Design Group и B/E Aerospace, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Hoffmann & Novague, Hyundai Motor Corporation, Product Development Technologies and Autologic Diagnostics Limited, Audi AG, Ferrari SpA are winners in the “Transportation” category together with TVZ and ItalDesign Giugiaro.