Answering the 2021 contest's theme of "progress," KOJA encourages societal progression while offering some potential solutions to current issues such as the aforementioned climate problem. Realized in sustainable materials such as wood and wool, KOJA encapsulates both the Polestar design language and our sustainability values, symbolizing a shift in both the way we use materials and the way we define a space. The jury panel of the 2021 Polestar Design Contest were impressed enough to award KOJA the honorable mention. Assembled in Fiskars, an art and design hub in southwestern Finland, KOJA is the first submission from the Polestar Design Contest to be realized in 1:1 scale, taking form alongside the Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale. A "topical, egalitarian platform for encounters between makers and enthusiasts," the Biennale is a natural backdrop for Talvitie's ground-breaking design.
Mar 04 2023