Spotlight on Space Matrix’s innovative, elegant and award-winning office design for new electric car brand Polestar.
Polestar, part of the Volvo Car Group, designs futuristic vehicles that help reduce dependence on traditional combustion engines. Innovation and futuristic technology are central to its business, which needed to be reflected in the design of its new Shanghai workplace.
The challenge for Space Matrix was to make the best use of space while allowing for future growth in a limited space. The main concept is based around the brand name, Polestar. The background wall has been finished with stainless steel panels, hosting lockers, a wardrobe and storage cabinets. A sophisticated technological system controls the lighting and meeting room bookings.
An ‘interruption’ has been created in the open-plan office in the form of a high bench in front of the refreshment area, which can be used for collaboration and informal meetings as well as to eat lunch.