The why of design: a 2021 Polestar Design Contest wrap-up
People compete for different reasons.
Some do it for the prizes. Some do it for the glory. Some do it to test themselves in the crucible of competition, going against their fellow participants and their own self-imposed limitations to see what they’re truly capable of. And some have completely different reasons altogether.
See why 2021 Polestar Design Contest winners Mingwei Liu, David Vultaggio, and honourable mention Kristian Talvitie competed, and why they entered the world of design in the first place, above.
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.