They came with cars. They came with boats. They came with zeppelins. They came with satellites. Some came without vehicles at all. From various countries and walks of life, they all came to participate in the 2020 Polestar Design Contest.
And the submissions exceeded every expectation, both in terms of creativity and quality. The impact was felt further abroad than we anticipated. And the winners were incredibly hard to determine, though the ones who took home the titles definitely deserved them.
In other words, the 2020 Polestar Design Contest was a success by any measure. We were amazed by what we saw.
And we can’t wait to see what the 2021 Polestar Design Contest will be like.
A core principle of sustainability is future-proofing. Keeping items in use saves energy and reduces waste, as they’re thrown away or replaced less often. There are any number of ways to ensure a product doesn’t become obsolete. Durable materials. Timeless design. And OTA software updates, like the latest one available for Polestar 2.
The most innovative ideas are brought about through creative collaboration. Ideas that have the power to change; to revolutionise the status quo and spark social and environmental change. By connecting thoughts, experiences, skills, and intuition, visionary endeavours, like design, can be elevated from good to great.
Time is running out. To stay within the 1.5-degree target, we need to take immediate action. In the quest for circularity, transitioning to electric transport is one of several imperative steps. This step calls for a change in behaviour, from people, businesses, and governments. Because frankly, we don’t have time not to.