Rado is delighted to announce the 2019 Rado Star Prize UK.
Working in partnership with designjunction, Rado is looking for the next generation of British design talent and the shortlist of ten designers will be exhibited on the Rado stand at designjunction in September. In addition to the Judge’s Winner, the public will be able to vote for their favourite project too.
For its third edition of the Rado Star Prize UK, Rado is seeking the next generation of young designers, inviting them to respond to the theme ‘RE:IMAGINE’. The theme explores different ways design can improve life: by evolving existing product forms through materials, function, technology, end use or even, re-use. Rado is searching for innovative, cutting-edge design pieces that relate to the concept of ‘Re:Imagine. Products will be considered from the fields of interior, product, industrial and technology design.
The Judges’ Winner was Huw Evans, who impressed the judges with the clever design concept of his ‘Concertina Collection’.
The collection comprises of both furniture and home décor items fabricated by methodically processing timber. Systematically cutting the timber produces a versatile, semi-fluid material which moves in multiple directions and allows the material to be stretched and manipulated.
The winner of the Public Vote was Katy Thomas with "emoshi" which is designed to reduce children’s stress and anxiety when staying in paediatric wards through teaching patients how to express their emotions.
Ten finalists have been selected by a panel of design industry professionals and will be displaying their concepts at designjunction, King's Cross, London during London Design Festival September 2019. The Judges' Winner will be announced on the 19th September and visitors to designjunction will be able to vote for their favourite. The Judges' Winner will receive £5,000 in prize money and a Rado watch and the Public Vote Winner will receive a Rado watch.
Each of the ten shortlisted designers from the Rado Star Prize UK 2019 competition will have the opportunity to display their projects as part of the Rado showcase at designjunction 19th-22nd September to during London Design Festival 2019. Located in Granary Square, King’s Cross, designjunction is London’s leading design destination, and provides a platform for cutting edge, contemporary design.
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