Rado Star Prize UK announce shortlist

Young designers from across the UK submitted a range of forward-thinking projects from the interior, industrial and technology design mediums for the inaugural edition of the Rado Star Prize UK last week. The judging was presided over by a stellar panel including industrial designer Konstantin Grcic; design journalist Corinne Julius; Vice President of Product Management at Rado Hakim El Kadiri; design journalist Katrina Burroughs and designjunction Event Director Will Sorrell.

Apollo Tripod designed by Connor Holland

Apollo Tripod designed by Connor Holland

Responding to this year’s theme “Design Meets Time”, projects ranged from product to digital concepts, lighting to glassware. The theme came to life through the longevity of each product, the sustainability of materials used, and the conceptual idea behind the design.

Breathe designed by Jahday Ford

Breathe designed by Jahday Ford

The ten finalists will exhibit their shortlisted concepts in The Crossing at designjunction 21-24 September 2017. One winner, to be announced at designjunction, will receive a £5,000 cash prize as well as a Rado Ceramica – an iconic timepiece relaunched last year with a new look courtesy of renowned industrial designer and Star Prize UK judge Konstantin Grcic. During the show, visitors will be able to nominate their favourite project from among the finalists. The winner of the public vote will also be awarded a Rado Ceramica.

The Moravian Collection designed by Jasmine Craven-Huffer

The Moravian Collection designed by Jasmine Craven-Huffer

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