Hyundai Transys, the global auto parts manufacturer and Hyundai Motor Group affiliate, has developed a new seat concept which is high on innovation and sustainability.

The company showcased its future mobility seat concept at Spazio Lineapelle at Palazzo Gorani during Milan Design Week, which was held last month.

First unveiled at the Lineapelle 2022 international leather fair in February, Hyundai Transys’ innovative colour-materials-finish (CMF) seat concept embodies the design-centric company’s eco-friendly development philosophy, usage of upcycled materials and focus on future mobility solutions.

The CMF concept focuses on eco-friendly, ethical leather material production and waste reduction. The CMF concept used regenerated tanned leathers in the seat sections and woven leathers in the seatback bolsters, giving a different textural twist while minimising leather waste from the cutting process. Leather scraps were ground to powder and regenerated into yarn, which was later combined with yarn made from recycled PET bottles to create a unique regenerated fabric for the flooring.

Hyundai Transys worked with Lineapelle to use upcycled leather and other sustainable materials made by Italian manufacturers Dani, Manifattura di Domodossola and Dyloan as well as Korean suppliers Dual and ATKO Planning.
“At Hyundai Transys, we are aiming to expand our capabilities to various mobility solutions beyond automobiles, and developing methods to minimise waste and recycle materials that are used to provide the most pleasant experience inside future mobilities,” said Sung-kyung Hong, Design Team Leader at Hyundai Transys. “With this CMF concept, we show how eco-friendly, ethically sourced materials can be applied beautifully in an autonomous driving mobility space, which will become an everyday place in our lives that bears little resemblance to conventional car interiors.”

Through the project, Hyundai Transys has showcased its vision to become a future mobility space design company beyond designing mobility seats by introducing various amenities that can provide more comfort to passengers, such as cushions, travel bags, slippers and blankets.