Podcast: Remember the Future – Thomas Ingenlath talks concept cars

thomas_ingenlath1_171017 copy

CEO of Polestar Thomas Ingenlath joins CDN editor James McLachlan to talk concept cars in the first of an ongoing series

Pre-Covid, concept cars were the star turns at any motor show – embodying high ideals, expansive thinking and, more often that not, drop dead gorgeous looks. In practice, Concept cars allow design teams to work unhindered by the necessary real world compromises that come with a production model. Indeed, though many never make through to the factory lines, their influence on what we end up driving, though not always obvious, is a crucial part of the design process. 

Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath – a man who knows a thing or two about designing concept cars: Ingenlath was the creative force behind the Volvo Concept Coupe and Concept 40 which evolved into the Polestar 1 and 2 respectively.

We spoke to Ingenlath about the Polestar Precept – from its importance as a design manifesto, its thwarted launch at the Geneva Motor Show –, to the role of concept cars in a post-motor show world, and how important they are to the advancement of new ideas.

We’re glad you’re enjoying Car Design News

To continue reading this article and others like it SIGN-IN or SUBSCRIBE TODAY

For a one-time only FREE TRIAL granting you access to three premium articles register here

This article is available to CDN subscribers only
SUBSCRIBE TODAY to gain full access

CDN Comp Tablet phone image2

The benefits of your subscription include:

Access to motor show and concours coverage, trend and technology reports, design reviews of new and classic concept and production cars, exclusive interviews, regional reports, who’s where, design essays, career resources, design competitions, regular newsletter updates PLUS comprehensive degree show reports from the world’s leading design schools, the CDN archive of sketches, images and articles spanning 20 years of coverage.

 

An online subscription also gains you access to exclusive designer interviews from our annual Car Design Review yearbook, and access to exclusive interior design reviews from Interior Motives magazine. You can also receive Interior Motives in print through our online + print subscription, or buy individual copies of Interior Motives and Car Design Review.

 

Fees start from £55/€60/$70. Packages available for students, individuals, schools and corporates.

cdn-newspress-award-banner      cdn-newspress-award-banner

Gain full access to cardesignnews.com subscribe today

For a one-time only FREE TRIAL granting you access to three premium articles only register here

ALREADY SUBSCRIBED - Individual, Studio, Student or School

You now need to register your details and sign-in for full access to cardesignnews.com

SIGN-IN here