Polestar Design Contest

Polestar
Design Contest 2021

Change needs to happen. Polestar wants to facilitate that change, offering inspiration and support to help create a more sustainable electric future.

Change needs to happen. Polestar wants to facilitate that change, offering inspiration and support to help create a more sustainable electric future.

Progress

Design brief
2021

Pure, progressive performance.

This is the ethos of Polestar. These three words capture the essence of the electric performance brand, their design-led approach, and their ambition to bring electric mobility into a more progressive, sustainable future. 

This year, the theme is “Progress”. 

In a landscape of developing technologies, evolving lifestyles, and fast-growing concern for the climate emergency, design needs to be the driving force for positive change.

The brief is to design a Polestar that would advance societal progression. Designs should display new ways of thinking that would encourage positive change in society, including responses to the ongoing climate crisis. 

2020 saw the first annual Polestar Design Contest, with a variety of vehicles as submissions. This year’s approach will be no different. It doesn’t have to be a car. 

But it does have to be a Polestar.

Submit your design

13 days left.

Submit before 30.06.2021

First prize

Winners of the 2021 Polestar Design Contest will be flown to either Polestar Chengdu or Polestar Headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden (whichever is closer to the winner’s country of residence) to attend the Polestar Design Exhibition, as well as to experience both the brand and the cars up close.

To aid in their continued development as designers, they’ll also receive a computer and tablet, along with a trophy. Accommodations and travel expenses will be arranged and covered by Polestar.

Jury panel

Head of Design
Maximilian Missoni

Senior Design Manager
Juan Pablo Bernal

Car Design Research Director
Sam Livingstone

Discussions about design

Before the official opening of the 2021 Polestar Design Contest, the jury panel got together for a quick chat about this year’s theme, their expectations, their own personal design journeys, and more.

2020 retrospective
The contest

The 2020 Polestar Design Contest saw a variety of submissions, ranging from a dedicated Polestar satellite to footwear which could offer "augmented walking". And despite their variety, they had one thing in common: they were all expressed in Polestar's distinctive design language.
See last year's contest

Last year's winners

Student
Siddhesh Bhogale

An airship that looks ahead twenty years by combining Polestar design with a 21st-century aviation approach for polar exploration.

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Submit before 30.06.2021 16.00 CET

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