Rado Star Prize

Invisible eyeglasses, translucent chairs, and futuristic printers. In addition to their visionary use of materials and ambitious concepts, these intriguing works of design have something else in common: their creators, hailing from all corners of the globe, have all won the Rado Star Prize. The Rado Star Prize is held around the world to promote the work of fledgling designers. Discover the various international editions of the competition.

Rado Star Prize Spain

Rado will be Official Sponsor of Madrid Design Festival and will launch the first edition of the Rado Star Prize Spain. The competition will invite young designers to present projects that explore the relationship between design and time. The top ten projects will be shown in an exhibition during Madrid Design Festival.

Rado Star Prize US

NYCxDESIGN is New York City’s official celebration of global design, and as the official watch sponsor of the event, Rado, along with WantedDesign, provides a platform that best supports the brand's longstanding tradition of promoting young talent through the Rado Star Prize. Past design briefs have included “Design is our DNA: Items for Everyday Life” and "A Lighter Way of Living".

Rado Star Prize Italy

First held in 2016, the Rado Star Prize Italy is run in conjunction with the prestigious Istituto Marangoni School of Design and School of Fashion in Milan. Students in the school's Interior, Industrial or Fashion Design departments are invited to accept design challenges such as creating innovative objects for the consumer of the future or developing new product ideas with lightweight materials.

Rado Star Prize UK

Rado partners with designjunction to launch the first-ever UK edition of the Rado Star Prize design competition. Under the theme “Design meets time”, it will target the next generation of young British designers working across interior, industrial and technology design, culminating in a spectacular exhibition and awards ceremony at designjunction 2017.

Rado Star Prize France

The Rado Star Prize France is an annual young designers’ competition that has been held since 2012. It consists of two awards: a jury prize and a prize selected by the public via online voting. All finalists take part in an exhibition of innovative design projects held in conjunction with Paris Design Week.

Rado Star Prize Austria

The Rado Star Prize Austria is a biennial design competition. From January through August, talented designers exhibit their works in the window of the Rado boutique in Vienna. The winner receives the chance to exhibit their works at the Rado boutique during Vienna Design Week.

Rado Star Prize Switzerland

Rado is a proud partner of Design Prize Switzerland, a wide-ranging Swiss design competition that is held every other year. Rado sponsors the category entitled Rado Star Prize Switzerland for Young Talents, which honours innovative, individually designed or produced projects or products.

Rado Star Prize Taiwan

Rado is pleased to announce that it is once again an official World Design Partner® for the prestigious World Design Capital® 2016 programme, which takes place in Taipei. Rado is an integral part of the design programme, with the organisation of the first ever Rado Star Prize Taiwan. The theme of the competition is “design in motion”.