Behind the scenes at HOTE Design
The best of the best. It’s an aim for us as a brand. It’s what was required to win the inaugural Polestar Design Contest. And it’s why we reached out to HOTE Design to create the models of the winning designs.
Situated in the Bavarian town of Beilngries, HOTE was founded by former Audi Design Chief Modeller Wolfgang Holzinger in 1981 and remains a family-run enterprise. They were the obvious choice when it came time to realise these designs as hard models. After all, they helped build the Precept.
We visited their facilities, cameras in hand, to document the model-making process. We also spoke with Marcus Holzinger about their thoughts on the winning designs, their process, and their take on Polestar. See above.
Motifs: Florian Jung
Think globally, act locally. A phrase that encourages people to consider the entire planet when making decisions. That even on the individual level, choices can have a global impact. Something that Florian Jung fully believes in.
Insider’s 2020 Car of the Year Award
It’s a misconception that a prize can only go to one recipient. In fact, it’s often the opposite. Nobel Prizes, Oscars, Booker Prizes, and others are routinely shared. This isn’t Highlander. There can be more than one.
Polestar 2 is Switzerland’s Car of the Year
We’ve always had a soft spot for Switzerland. It’s where Polestar 2 made its real-life debut. It’s where Precept would have done the same. It doesn’t hurt that Switzerland itself is a truly beautiful place. And of course, the flag is a big plus. It seems like the feeling is mutual, as Switzerland has just chosen Polestar 2 as the winner of the Car of the Year award.