Andersen EV names
designer of tomorrow

Andersen EV has named Chananchida Promma, Thomas Ford and Maxel Hutama the winners of its 'Designer of Tomorrow' competition, which challenged design students from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) to conceptualise futuristic charge point designs.

13 Mar 2024

left to right: Chananchida Promma, Maxel The Hutama, and Thomas Ford.

David Martell, CEO of Andersen EV, said: “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.”

Studying BSc (Hons) Industrial Design at UCA Canterbury, the winning student's design, Java, was unveiled at an awards ceremony on the opening day of London Design Week and highlights the impact of the coffee industry in the UK.

'Java' - winning design

Java consists of a fluted fascia panel, 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 UCA design students 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 10 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.

Andersen EV at London Design Week

The artists behind the shortlisted designs had a month to sculpt, build, create and finalise the physical concepts which went on display at London Design Week (11 to 15 March). One overall winner and five runners-up were chosen.

David Martell added: “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."

To learn more about studying 3D Design at UCA, visit the course pages.

For more information about Andersen EV, visit their website.