Behind the scenes at HOTE Design
The best of the best. It’s an aim for us as a brand. It’s what was required to win the inaugural Polestar Design Contest. And it’s why we reached out to HOTE Design to create the models of the winning designs.
Situated in the Bavarian town of Beilngries, HOTE was founded by former Audi Design Chief Modeller Wolfgang Holzinger in 1981 and remains a family-run enterprise. They were the obvious choice when it came time to realise these designs as hard models. After all, they helped build the Precept.
We visited their facilities, cameras in hand, to document the model-making process. We also spoke with Marcus Holzinger about their thoughts on the winning designs, their process, and their take on Polestar. See above.
Polestar joins the Responsible Business Alliance
Cars are complex products. As such, each car can be seen as the culmination of countless hours of precise labour; a successful merging of components, technologies, and expertise that enable the manufacture of such intricate machines. The system that realises this culmination is the supply chain.
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.
The Hydro chair: a glimpse into the future
Many have tried to imagine what the future might look like. Flying cars, holograms, and interstellar travel have all been considered. And a lot of silver and grey, for some reason. When we try to envision a sustainable future, though, it tends to look a bit different. Greener. Now, that vision has been realised in the shape of the chair. One that’s both silver and green.