Aspiring designers re-imagine EV charge point of the future

Aspiring designers re-imagine EV charge point of the future
  • Andersen EV ‘Designer of Tomorrow’ competition invited students from the University of Creative Arts to conceptualise futuristic charge point designs
  • Expert judging panel selected project ‘Java’ as overall winner, highlighting the issue of waste produced by the UK’s coffee industry
  • 10 shortlisted designs currently on display at iconic Design Centre Chelsea Harbour during London Design Week, 11th to 15th March
  • Andersen A2 unit leads the way in home charge point design, appealing to discerning customers who value premium aesthetics 

Andersen EV has named Chananchida Promma, Thomas Ford and Maxel Hutama as the overall winners of its ‘Designer of Tomorrow’ competition, which challenged design students to re-imagine the appearance of electric vehicle (EV) charge points affixed to the exterior of domestic residences.

The winning design, which was announced on the opening day of London Design Week, is named ‘Java’ and highlights the impact of the coffee industry in the UK. Its fluted fascia panel is created from spent coffee grounds in a bio-resin composite to represent the 500,000 tons of coffee waste which ends up in landfill each year.


The competition, which launched in October 2023, was open to design students at the University of Creative Arts (UCA) to create new fascia concepts for the luxury Andersen EV A2 premium home charger, exploring the societal and environmental benefits of electrification through their design.

Students submitted concept drawings and ten shortlisted designs were chosen by the judging panel, led by David Martell, CEO of Andersen EV, design journalist Mark Smyth, and David Robinson, Director at LA Design. 

The artists behind the shortlisted designs had a month to sculpt, build, create and finalise the physical concepts which are now on display at London Design Week (11th to 15th March). One overall winner and five runners-up were chosen, and all ten students can add this iconic event in the design calendar to their portfolios. 

“Outstanding design and smart technology are what set the Andersen A2 apart from other offerings in the home charge market, and this competition has allowed us to inspire the next generation of designers and explore future concepts in home charging. Great design and advanced technology can be fostered in unison, and it has been very rewarding to see how the students have explored the interplay of form and function,” commented David Martell, CEO of Andersen EV.

“Working with UCA has been a great opportunity to share our passion for electrification and design with the students and staff, while homing in on some of the environmental and societal challenges that we all face,” he added. 

Andersen EV’s A2 home charger is available in over 126 colour and finish combinations. The company is a recommended installer for Porsche GB and is JLR’s preferred charge point supplier in the UK.

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