Rado Star Prize UK

By Jo Phillips

Since the luxury design-led watch company Rado was formed more than 60 years ago they have established a reputation for delivering ground breaking innovations and a sublimely crafted aesthetic. The brand’s Swiss craftsmanship has ensured they remain the obvious choice for the watch connoisseur.

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As part of its dedication to design, Rado shows the Rado Star Prize– an international competition which invites young or unknown designers to showcase their work.

This year, the competition  comes to the UK,  with the theme ‘Design Meets Time’, so young designers are asked to consider the relationship between the two in new and imaginative ways. The prize will culminate in a spectacular exhibition and awards ceremony at designjunction 2017.

The competition is to be judged by Industrial designer Konstantin Grcic, freelance journalist, broadcaster and critic specialising in contemporary craft and design, Corinne Julius, Event Director of designjunction Will Sorrell, The Sunday Times Home section writer Katrina Burroughs and Head of Product Development at Rado Hakim El Kadiri.

To be eligible for the competition, designers must present works, creations, prototypes, models or projects which have not yet been released to the public. It is open to final year graduates of design related courses, and emerging designers who do not yet work professionally in the industry.

All finalists will present their works at designjunction during the London Design Festival, and one overall winner will receive a £5 000 prize and a Rado Ceramica. In addition to this, the public can select their favourite watch by voting online. The winner of the public vote will also receive a Rado Ceramica.

The deadline for entries is May 16, to be considered, candidates must submit their designs online here.

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