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 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.
For its third edition of Rado Star Prize UK, Rado has partnered again with designjunction for 2019’s competition. Searching for innovative, cutting-edge design pieces that relate to the concept of ‘Re:Imagine’, entries were welcome from young British designers from the fields of interior, industrial, product and technology design. The 10 shortlisted finalists were exhibited on the Rado stand during designjunction, where the Judges’ Winner was announced and the Public could vote for their winner.
Currently crowned the World Design Capital, Mexico City plays host to the first edition of Rado Star Prize México. An international design competition that promotes the work of young designers, offering them a platform to show their work to experts in the field and the general public alike. The inaugural Rado Star Prize México 2018 will take place during the 10th edition of Design Week Mexico.
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".
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.
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.
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 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.
First held in 2016, The Rado Star Prize Taiwan is a biennial design competition and aims to provides a platform that best supports the brand's longstanding tradition of promoting young talent through the Rado Star Prize. The second Taiwanese edition of the Rado Star Prize 2018 will focus on the concept of “Design Inspired by Nature”- a theme that hopes to explore the influence nature can have on design.
The Rado Star Prize will collaborate with HK Trade Development Council- DesignInspire, the international exhibition about creativity. The theme is ‘Design Inspired by Nature’. Rado aims to promote up-and-coming HK designers, giving them a platform to show their work. All shortlisted finalists will be exhibited on the Rado Pavilion during DesignInspire from December 6-8, where the Judges’ Winner will be announced and is also open for the Public to vote for the Public’s Choice Winner.
Design-driven Swiss watchmaker Rado announces its partnership with Canada’s premier design fair, Interior Design Show (IDS), as part of the brand’s global commitment to design. The partnership will see Rado host installations at the Vancouver and Toronto editions of IDS and run its famous Rado Star Prize competition in Canada for the first time. IDS is one of North America’s top Design shows, offering unparalleled access to the future’s best international and Canadian design. IDS is held annually in Toronto and Vancouver and attracts over 90,000 visitors.
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