RADO STAR PRIZE U.S. 2017

Design-driven Swiss watchmaker Rado is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship as the official watch brand of NYCxDESIGN, New York City's official celebration of global design. As part of NYCxDESIGN, Rado will work with WantedDesign, a platform dedicated to promoting design with two showcases, in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Together with WantedDesign, Rado will launch, for its second year, the U.S. edition of the Rado Star Prize, which is held internationally to promote the work of young designers.

DESIGN IS OUR DNA

With the Rado Star Prize U.S. 2017, Rado is looking for innovative ideas on exploring the concept of “DESIGN IS OUR DNA: ITEMS FOR EVERYDAY LIFE” – a theme for the imaginative to create a product that shows a passion for the use of materials and design philosophy. Rado is looking for innovative ideas for using new materials in the domestic realm: housewares, decorative items, office accessories, and gift ideas for living spaces. The materials, look or design of the object should be a tribute to the theme of functional design for daily use.

BE THE NEXT RADO STAR PRIZE U.S. WINNER

Ten finalists and one winner of the Rado Star Prize U.S. 2017 will be selected by a specialist jury. The winner will receive $5,000 in prize money as well as a Rado watch.

The winner and all finalists will have the opportunity to display their concepts at WantedDesign in Manhattan during NYCxDESIGN 2017. An additional prix du public winner, selected from among the finalists by online voting, will receive a Rado watch.

The closing date for entries is April 10, 2017.

EXHIBITION AT WANTEDDESIGN MANHATTAN

The winner and all finalists will have the opportunity to display their concepts at WantedDesign in Manhattan during NYCxDESIGN 2017. With its marquee events during NYCxDESIGN in May, WantedDesign is a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the international creative community at large throughout the year.