Polestar Design Contest 2020
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.
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.