To promote the work of fledgling designers, Rado, swiss watchmaking brand, is launching the 5th edition of its Rado Star Prize France competition! 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. The finalists projects will be exhibited during Paris Design Week, from the 8th to the 16th of September 2017, with an official partnership between the brand and the event.

Design and Technicality of Materials

For the selection of Rado Star Prize France 2017, the designers need to present their projects with the theme of ‘Transformation of Materials’.  The Jury will reward the work on materials, their manufacturing and transformation process.

It has to be either a finished object, prototype, model or a first series which has not yet been produced before. The application form can be downloaded on http://www.maison-objet.com/en/paris-design-week/call-for-projects, and to be sent to nowleoff@parisdesignweek.fr.

Jury & Public voted awards

Prix du jury (jury voted) winner will be announced on 15 June by 5 jury members.

Prize : 5 000€ and a Rado True watch.

Prix du Public (public voted award) will start on 19 June. The public could vote for their favourite project on www.radostarprize.fr. Voting closes on 6 September 2017.

Prize : a Rado True watch


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.

Important dates

  • Deadline for entry submission: Friday, 9 June 2017
  • Jury’s selection of winner: Thursday, 15 June 2017
  • Announcement of Jury Award winner: Monday, 19 June 2017
  • Opening of public voting: Monday, 19 June 2017
  • Closing of public voting: Wednesday, 6 September 2017
  • Paris Design Week: 8 – 16 September 2017

Discover Rado and Rado Star Prize at Now! Le Off at the Institute of Fashion and Design from the 9th to the 16th of September 2017.