The Rado Star prize has made its way to the UAE in partnership with Dubai Design Week, offering the next generation of design talent a unique opportunity to launch their career on a regional and international stage.
Established in various countries around the world, the competition supports young, unestablished designers, giving them a platform to present their work. Rado aims to attract projects and ideas from numerous design disciplines in order to create projects that can benefit the lives of individuals or communities both now and in the future.
For its first year, the Rado Star Prize UAE will focus on the idea of design as something enduring, long-lasting and versatile, demonstrating permanence over obsolescence and designs that will prove their timeless appeal.
Winners of the Rado Star Prize from around the world include Javier Martin Perez, who took home the public vote prize in Spain for his Vajilla Petra dishes in varying shapes and sizes – created using a polymorph mould and the relation of material to nature and time. In Hong Kong, the Jury prize went to Chan Ka Hung, who created a two-in-one clothing stand and aromatherapy steamer named Reiki, which mimics the shape and behaviour of a plant. David Knowles’ was selected for the jury prize from the UK for his Giants Causeway inspired GC18 coffee table which is a fusion of sculptural elements and functional design.
Dubai Design Week encourages young creatives from the UAE to enter the competition for the unique opportunity to have their work judged by a panel of design industry professionals and showcase at Dubai Design Week 2019. Five finalists will be selected, and the winner will receive AED 20,000 in prize money and a Rado watch. An additional public winner will be chosen by visitors to the exhibition and will receive a Rado watch.
The deadline for entries to the Rado Star Prize UAE is 15 September 2019.
Apply now by clicking here.
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