Inspiration is fickle. It can come in a flash and disappear just as quickly. It doesn’t stick to any schedule, a curse every creative knows all too well. Inspiration can be tricky.
This is a positive too. Inspiration striking at any time means that it can also come from any number of unlikely sources. Sometimes, what served as inspiration isn’t evident in the final product. That doesn’t make it any less important, however. It kickstarted the process, after all.
Exterior Designer Nahum Escobedo explains the exterior design of Polestar Precept, including some unorthodox sources of inspiration, in “From Concept to Car, Episode 3: Exterior Design”.
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The hypothesis: Polestar 2 looks at home in any environment. The reasoning: Polestar 2’s minimalistic, modern design is the logical next step from Polestar 1, which was proven to look good against any backdrop during a previous photo contest. So, to test our hypothesis, we held the contest again, with Polestar 2 as the subject.
Our world is one of systems. Society functions as it does because of these complex, far-flung networks of production, distribution, and consumption. But what happens when these systems fail? When a component is removed, examined, and recontextualised? These questions are what fascinate Norwegian-German artist Yngve Holen, who has given new context to several objects (a Polestar 2 headlight among them) in his latest solo exhibition.