Our design language isn’t a “take”. It isn’t an “approach”. It’s what the present and future of automotive could (and in our opinion, should) look like. We take our inspiration from many different sources: aerospace, product design, science fiction, and more. And in doing so, we inspire change.
As a guiding star, we want to also offer support when it comes to inspiring change. With that in mind, we set up the Polestar Design Contest: an annual event open to any and all designers (and design students), with coaching and support from Polestar Design peppered throughout the process. This isn't a "one and done" competition; submissions are judged, shortlisted, reviewed in one-on-one sessions with Head of Design Maximilian Missoni, and rendered as digital models. The winning designs will be realised as 1/5 scale hard models, shown as centrepieces during the Polestar Design Exhibition, another annual event (more on that later) which the winners will attend as guests of honour.
The journey towards more sustainable mobility has forced us to get off the beaten track. Not only was the traffic terrible, but it wasn’t getting us to where we need to go. Now, we’re entering uncharted territory. To help us navigate in a rapidly transforming world, we need a roadmap. An exponential roadmap.
The Polestar Design Contest features a truly expert jury. Polestar Head of Design Maximilian Missoni, Senior Design Manager Juan Pablo Bernal and Car Design Research Director Sam Livingstone are the ones who will evaluate every submission, pore over every detail, and ultimately determine the winners of the contest.