Andersen EV is Britain’s premium home charging company and has been supplying its A2 charging unit to the market since 2015.
Each Andersen charge point is handmade to order in the UK using materials of the highest quality. Customers can choose from over 125 customisable design combinations of fascia and body colour to match any home, any environment, and even the colour of their car. Its minimalist design is the only unit on sale which hides the charge point and tethered cable to when not in use to provide the convenience of at home charging without impacting the home’s façade.
Andersen EV is working with students at the University of Creative Arts to design bespoke fascia designs for its A2 charging unit and raise awareness of particular environmental or social issues. This is an open invitation to any student of UCA to enter a piece using any medium.
The deadline for entry submissions is December 13th 2023. Successful applicants will be contacted by 29 January 2024 and will have the whole month of February to create their entry.
Ten designs will be selected to be on display at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, the home of interior design, for its FOCUS week in March 2024.
The award-winning Andersen A2 charging unit is renowned for its sleek profile, premium finish, and minimalist design. We want to collaborate with the designers of tomorrow to explore social and environmental issues, whilst raising awareness of the benefits of electrification to members of the public
1x winner - £500 cash prize and design exhibited at FOCUS week
5x runners-up - £100 cash price and design exhibited at FOCUS week
4x shortlisted - design exhibited at FOCUS week
What are the entry categories?
We ask that all entries are inspired by one of these broad themes:
- Electric vehicles: A vehicle that uses one or more electric motors to drive. An example of this is Car and Driver’s EV of the year for 2023, the Hyundai Ioniq 6.
- Future homes: Homes designed to be environmentally sustainable. Green homes focus on the efficient use of energy, water, and building materials.
- Advanced mobility: This is a broad term for how we power—and improve—transportation. Advanced Mobility includes everything from self-driving vehicles to software programs that improve battery life for electric cars.
- Clean air: Clean air zones, also known as LEZ or ULEZ, are being introduced in numerous UK cities to improve urban air quality by discouraging high-polluting vehicles from entering them.
- Renewable energy: This is energy from renewable resources that are naturally replenished on a human timescale. Renewable resources include sunlight, wind, the movement of water, and geothermal heat.
- Connectivity / technology: The ability of a computer, program, device, or system to connect with one or more devices.
How big should my design be?
Students are free to create a design which incorporates the full A2 charge points. Our charge points are the following size:
Height - 494mm
Width - 348mm
Depth - 148mm
Can I submit the design via any medium?
No, students are asked to submit the design by PDF and successful applicants will then be asked to create the full piece by any medium.
Who will be judging the designs?
We will have a judging panel, yet to be announced, who will choose the ten designs to feature at FOCUS week.
If I’m successful, how long will I have to create my design?
Students will have the full month of February to create their design.
How long will my project be on display?
The ten chosen designs will be on display between 11th and 15th March 2024 at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre in London.
Can I visit my design during FOCUS week?
Yes, all members of the public are welcome to register and visit the exhibition.
How do I submit my entry?
Please submit your design to [insert email address] attached with the entry form.