China’s NIO has announced the first batch of over 80 designers collaborating on its sustainable project, Blue Sky Lab, at Auto Shanghai 2021. The first collaborating designers include students and faculty from the world-leading Parsons School of Design at The New School, Shuhei Aoyama, a creative pioneer in the architecture industry, and designers from the NIO user community and NIO’s global offices.
Partner brands include Li Ning, China’s premiere sports brand, and Allbirds, an innovative sustainable fashion brand. NIO Life also unveiled the Blue Sky Lab logo, representing the concept of sustainability enabled by recycled materials.
NIO Life launched Blue Sky Lab to reuse leftover materials from car manufacturing, such as airbags, seat belts, microfiber, leather, and aluminum, to create a sustainable fashion collection.
NIO Life announced to launch the sustainable project, Blue Sky Lab, on NIO Day 2021.
In a press statement, NIO Life says: ‘The Blue Sky Lab collections will be officially released this fall. They will be a long-term pursuit, highlighting NIO Life’s commitment to collaborating with global designers and brands on new products in the future’
The Blue Sky Lab collections will be officially released this fall.
At Auto Shanghai, NIO also introduced the Power North Plan. In three years, it will deploy a total of 100 Power Swap stations, 120 Power Mobiles, 500 Power Charger stations with over 2,000 Power Chargers, and over 10,000 destination chargers in eight provinces and autonomous regions, including Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia, and Xinjiang,