eCar expo 2019
Hometown events have a different flavour. Though both the Polestar 1 and the Polestar 2 have made appearances all over the globe, it's different to be on display in Gothenburg. This is the town that gave birth to the brand. Every event here has the feel of a homecoming, despite the fact that we've never left. The 2019 eCar Expo, a three-day festival of all things related to e-mobility, was one such event.
Situated in Gothenburg's Svenska Mässan, eCar Expo 2019 featured an open Polestar event stand: just one white wall, adorned with the Polestar symbol, and both a Polestar 1 and a Polestar 2. A second Polestar 1 was displayed near the entrance, sharing a space with a Volvo P1800 coupé with a retrofitted all-electric drivetrain. Despite being a relentlessly forward-looking brand, we're not ashamed of our influences, and the feature lines of the Polestar 1 could be interpreted as an homage to the chromed-out versions seen on the P1800. Maybe.
Behind the golden counter, another Polestar stand mainstay, was a schedule of Polestar 1 rides that eager visitors could sign up for. This list was full within the first hour of the event, keeping Polestar drivers fully occupied as they demonstrated the electric performance hybrid's capabilities over the frost-dusted asphalt of downtown Gothenburg.
The event also saw Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath sitting down for an interview with automotive journalist Håkan Matson. Thomas answered questions on everything from his background as a designer to the dimensions of the upcoming Polestar 3. When asked if he functioned as a traditional CEO by Matson, "I function as Thomas Ingenlath" was the response, one that received more than a few claps from an audience that's witnessed Polestar's achievements over the past two years. Thomas Ingenlath's answer spoke volumes about his approach, and what he and by extension all of Polestar hope to achieve: that by refusing to compromise, by being true to our own values, and by daring to chart our own course, we can be the guiding star.
And our hometown gets that.
Polestar at the Met Gala
Few things occupy the space where design, art, and innovation meet as naturally as fashion. The runway is a known environment for true experimentation, showcasing new techniques, materials, and design philosophies to audiences eager to see what’s next and what’s still in the realm of fantasy. The Met Gala, colloquially known as “fashion’s big night out”, is where the who’s who of this world congregate. And to meet up at this meeting of minds, participants took another thing that’s perfectly at home in the middle of the Venn diagram of design, art, and innovation: Polestar 2.
Global soundscapes with Lisa Nordström
The Polestar universe is one of precision. Materials, colours, sizes, angles, they're all given what some might consider an obsessive amount of attention. This is done, in part, because one often uses more than one sense when experiencing things. It's true of the products. It's true of the brand. And it's true of the spaces.
2's Day with Polestar 2
2's Day. Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022. Or, more satisfyingly: 22/02/22. Given that it will take another 200 years for the next occurrence of this type (and it looks like February 22nd, 2222, will actually fall on a Friday), we figured there was no better time to look at our own number 2.