Polestar opens dedicated design studio in Gothenburg

Automotive Design 27 Feb 2023
Polestar opens dedicated design studio in Gothenburg

Polestar has inaugurated its new design studio in Gothenburg, Sweden, located in a historic former Volvo facility from 1984.


The new facility is nestled in a dense forest adjacent the brand’s global headquarters.

Polestar Gothenburg Design Studio

The dedicated facility provides a specialist home for up to 120 design team members, led by Maximilian Missoni, in an environment that combines modernist architecture with the brand’s clean, minimalistic Scandinavian aesthetic.

Polestar Gothenburg Design Studio

Born out of a historic former Volvo facility completed in 1984 by Italian Romaldo Giurgola and local architect Owe Svärd, the building has been fully upgraded while maintaining its unique architectural character.

Polestar Gothenburg Design Studio

Here, the Polestar Design team will continue to build on the brand’s new design language, previewed by the Polestar Precept and electric roadster concept cars, and carried into production with Polestar 3 which launched in October 2022.

Polestar Gothenburg Design Studio

Prime materials and details from the original 1980s construction sit juxtaposed alongside a high-quality, modern Scandinavian design from plans draw up by Maximilian Missoni.

Polestar Gothenburg Design Studio

The new facility includes a specialist showroom area, clay working station, material and colour lab, auditorium and multiple digital studio spaces, management offices, VR rooms and meeting spaces.

Polestar Gothenburg Design Studio

Maximilian Missoni, Polestar’s Head of Design, comments: “When such care, attention to detail and material quality was so carefully considered at the point of construction back in 1982, it was important to me that we respected the original intentions when integrating our studio into the building. We deliberately showcase the original structure and detailing, respecting the very fabric that gives it its unique character.

Polestar Gothenburg Design Studio

“But while we wanted to respect tradition, we also wanted this to be a state-of-the-art home for our growing Design team. So, alongside the glorious views out west of the Gothenburg archipelago, the studio features the latest equipment on the inside to make our jobs easier and produce better results in the most efficient way.”

(Source: Polestar)

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