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” contest; submissions are judged, shortlisted, reviewed in one-on-one sessions with Polestar designer (and Polestar Design Community founder) Juan Pablo Bernal, 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.
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.