A Collection of the World's Most Hideous Public Transit Seats


There's something about public transportation that inspires wild—and often grotesque—designs. Airports tend to have such gaudy carpets that there is an entire website dedicated to these miserable patterns. But carpets are not the only medium for hideous design: Seats on buses, subways, and airplanes also fall victim to unseemly patterns. Sitzmuster des Todes (“Seating Pattern of Death”) is a German website dedicated to ugly transit seating from around the world.

Global travelers are welcome to submit photos of offensive seating to their Facebook page. There's also a “Hall of Death” featuring some of the most hideous designs the curators have ever seen. The designs—mostly things that look like a '90s computer puked up—are not for the faint of heart.

The organization says that they “have nothing against public transport” but hope that one day their children can board public transit “without having to constantly vomit.” At the very least, seats should not have eyeball patterned cushions.

Augen auf, denn das, ihr Lieben, ist die Zukunft der Sitzmuster. Heisser Scheiss direkt und investigativ von der... Posted by Sitzmuster des Todes on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

STRAIGHTOUTTAKOTZTÜTE(Ein echter Stöcker. Danke René) Posted by Sitzmuster des Todes on Monday, August 17, 2015

Da ist Stoff dran, aber es macht keinen Sinn. Also ganz wie das neue Playboy-Konzept. Unser Kotz-Stöffchen des Tages aus LA. (Danke Jonas) Posted by Sitzmuster des Todes on Thursday, October 15, 2015

Solche Sachen manchen uns fast trauriger als die Brustverkleinerung von Scarlett Johansson. Wer möchte sich auf ein Ding... Posted by Sitzmuster des Todes on Friday, January 16, 2015

Pacman und seine Crew vertreiben im Skibus in Mayrhofen ambitionierten Wintersportlern die letzten Ambitionen,... Posted by Sitzmuster des Todes on Friday, January 24, 2014

[h/t: CityLab]

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