Insight Into Polestar’s 2020 Design Contest

CEO Thomas Ingenlath and design director Max Missoni on the brief, the brand and the brilliant winning concepts

Back in June, the debut Polestar Design Contest—a competition open to professional and student designers all over the world—launched. The brief was broad, and up for interpretation, with the theme being “pure.” From the Swedish automotive brand, it reads: “Design a new Polestar that is the purest of designs, one from 20 years from now, which showcases what Polestar’s slightly-more-distant future will look like (but …

Interview: Hulu Miniseries First Day’s Julie Kalceff and Kirsty Stark

Two filmmakers on their deft and emotional narrative exploration of the life of a trans youth in Australia

Recently, in an atypical project, CH editors teamed up to guest host a virtual writing class at SUNY New Paltz, where I am an adjunct professor. The focus of this particular class was conducting successful interviews (and all the preparation that goes into one). The resulting project proved quite unique: Every student was given the opportunity to interview Julie Kalceff and Kirsty Stark—the creator/director and …

Designing The 2021 Jeep Wagoneer Concept

Chris Benjamin and Tim Aness on reimagining a classic, inside and out

Originally produced from 1963 to 1993, the Jeep Wagoneer oozes nostalgia—from the boxy shape to its wood paneling. Redesigning such an icon guarantees backlash, but the 2021 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer Concept balances retro Americana with contemporary style, courtesy of curvier lines and premium materials. A sophisticated and significant design choice, there’s no Jeep insignia anywhere on the vehicle—inside or out. But the lack …