Polestar Design Contest 2020: the final phase
There can only be two.
The inaugural Polestar Design Contest saw an avalanche of high-quality submissions from all over the world. From unique takes on personal mobility solutions, to entire ecosystems designed around future transportation infrastructure, the creativity and ability on display was amazing.
At the end of each phase, the jury had to do the (almost) impossible: select those designs, by both professional and student designers, which ticked all the boxes and merited progression to the next phase. The contest only got more grueling as it progressed. And with the bar so high already, the slightest misstep meant elimination.
In other words, to have even progressed beyond the first phase of the contest was an incredible achievement. It’s not inaccurate to say that they’re all winners.
To be more accurate, however, there are two winners. Two designers whose creations went above and beyond both the creative brief and the expectations of the jury. That stood head and shoulders above an already elevated field of competitors. Whose work will be transformed into hard models to be displayed at the first annual Polestar Design Exhibition, held in Polestar Headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden.
And we’ll announce them on November 12th.
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.