The Polestar brand was born from the desire to explore how racing technology could be applied to the performance of Volvo street cars. For all roads and conditions of everyday life. The successful collaboration, along with Chinese owner Geely’s plans to meet new market demands, rendered in the establishment of Polestar as an independent brand that design, develop and build world-leading electrical high performance drives.
SDL was approached by Polestar to develop and elevate the brand to become a credible competitor in the rapidly expanding global market for electrified high performance drives, that offer cars to the world’s most demanding, progressive drivers of all market segments. The scope of assignment comprised the development of a holistic visual identity and is ongoing and comprises of concept development, digital design, communication and retail.
Imagery by Polestar and Edithouse.
Headquarter architecture by Bornstein Lyckefors in cooperation with Polestar.
Chengdu factory architecture by Snøhetta in cooperation with Polestar.
The new Polestar brand experience was successfully introduced to the market at a launch event in Shanghai on October 17, 2017. The initial reactions witness of a warm reception and the second car, Polestar 2, is now sold and will be seen rolling the streets in 2020.