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.
Perspective is everything. Travelling by plane is a blast for those who have only ever travelled by car. It’s mundane for astronauts. Electric driving is clearly the superior experience in our opinion. But we make electric cars. How do former petrol-heads feel about it? Android developers with an interest in driving? People who take road trips from Bavaria to Schleswig-Holstein and back, with a brief detour in Finland? What are their thoughts on Polestar 2?
The Overview Effect: a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from outer space. Those who have experienced it describe a new understanding of the uniqueness, fragility, and relative smallness of our one and only home. And while it’s easy to imagine the impact this must have; it seems that spaceflight is a prerequisite. Which is why we sat down with Karen Nyberg.
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.