Published on : Thursday, June 22, 2017
Young designers from acrss 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. The judging was presided over by a stellar panel including interior 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.
Responding to this year’s theme “Design Meets Time”, projects ranged from product to digital concepts, lighting and glassware. The theme came to life through the longevity of each product, the sustainability of materials used, and the conceptual idea behind the design.
Hakim El Kadiri, Vice President of Product Management at Rado, said: “This was our first Rado Star Prize UK, and we were blown away by the quality of the entries. It was no small task to choose the finalists from such an interesting and eclectic range of products.”
The ten finalists will exhibit their shortlisted concepts in The Crossing at the designjunction from September 21 to 24. The winner will be announced at the show.
Will Sorrell, Event Director at designjunction, commented: “We had a high number of entries from a range of institutions across the UK, which enabled us to pick a string shortlist. I’m looking forward to seeing the designs come to life in Rado’s exhibition at designjunction this September.”