Solar Polar

Brand Identity & Website

Solar Polar are bringing to market a refrigeration and air-conditioning device that requires no electricity, has no moving parts, is silent and uses natural refrigerants.


Their mission is to enable developing countries with a new off-grid cooling solution and rid the world of unsustainable air-conditioning systems.

Solar Polar wanted to find a design partner that shared their values and understood their product, which is why they appointed The Design Laboratory as such and were commissioned to design their brand identity, infographics and website.

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To develop the Solar Polar brand strategy we researched, ran several creative workshops and tested our findings along the way. This process allowed us to create a unique, strong brand identity that reflects knowledge while connecting to its audience on a very human level.

We collated all the insights and research we gathered during this stage, and delivered an extensive brand strategy report which included brand audience, vision, purpose, values, tone of voice, and more. The brand strategy report served as foundation to create the concepts and develop the brand identity.

The concept we created for the brand identity is inspired by the word “half”, which pays tribute to the brand’s name and the nature of its product’s technology. Thanks to the simple forms, typography, colours and illustrations chosen for the brand identity, Solar Polar has achieved a positive and human tone of voice, which gives an approachable, yet professional feeling.


For Solar Polar we created a simple, yet unique logotype with a compelling story and hidden meanings. The two “o’s” in both words have been cut in half to represent the duality of elements: cold and hot. The logo mark is constructed taking the two half “o's" from each of the words, coming together to form a circle. This circle represents the loop of the product’s technology and is a subtle hint to the circular economy in our planet.

The Design Laboratory designed and developed a professional, yet approachable website for Solar Polar that communicates and resonates with their key audience.


We approached this by using key brand elements such as icons, illustrations and imagery, which help to communicate their offering in a vibrant and succinct manner.

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The Design Laboratory created bespoke icons and detailed infographics to communicate their product's benefits, processes and technology. These are designed with simplicity and approachability in mind, so the audience can easily understand the intricate technology in a pragmatic and user-friendly manner.


“How do you create a visual narrative for pioneering work in the world of electricity-free refrigeration? You use a pioneering design company whose experience spans everything from industrial design to sustainability and graphics. 


The team at Design Laboratory not only have produced an amazing, visually stimulating new website for Solar Polar but have also designed branding and informatics so that we can present our work anywhere in the world and to anyone from fellow engineers to investors. The Design Laboratory work as a team in each project and the attention to detail and breadth creative thinking shows. Yann, Boris and the team are an absolute pleasure to work with a delightful, creative bunch of people.”

Dr Robert Edwards

Chief Executive - SOLAR POLAR