Rado Star Prize Austria

The Rado Star Prize Austria invites talented designers to implement the brand’s credo, which is to turn ideas into reality. The stage for this competition is the Rado Store in Vienna's Kärntner Straße 18. With this award, Rado supports aspiring young designers from a wide range of design disciplines and offers them a platform for their creative talents.


Swiss watchmaker Rado is pleased to announce a competition for design talents: the Rado Star Prize Austria 2017. Starting in January 2017, the window of Rado’s Viennese boutique will feature a different design installation every month. The Rado Star Prize is a global design competition that promotes innovative design, with editions running in several different countries every year. The innovative winner of the Rado Star Prize 2017 will be announced in October 2017.


From January through August 2015, talented designers exhibited their works in the window of the Rado boutique in Vienna. Koebler’s “Sandscape”, a work composed of hourglass-shaped elements that create a miniature sand landscape in real time, won out against seven other installations. Koebler received € 5,000 in prize money and the chance to exhibit her works at the Rado Boutique during Vienna Design Week (September 25 – October 4, 2015).

Rado & Design

Innovative design and high-tech scratch resistant materials are the essence of the Rado brand. For Rado, design is intimately linked to more intangible values, and the brand is committed to the ongoing quest for groundbreaking ideas. This philosophy of constantly raising the bar and turning inspiration into tangible realities has been rewarded by more than 30 international design awards, including the 2016 Red Dot Design Award for the Rado True Open Heart.