Rado Star Prize aim to support the work of young or unestablished designers by offering them a platform to show their work to experts from the design field and the general public alike. Held in the context of a larger design event, such as Paris Design Week, Vienna Design Week or the World Design Capital® Cape Town 2014, the Rado Star Prize aims to bring the work of young designers to the fore.
Chosen by the jury, the winner of the RADO Star Prize at Paris Design Week 2015, were actually two:
- “DANCERS” BY AURÉLIE HOEGY
« Dancers » is a collection of chairs in cotton and latex, soaked and dried, inspired by a choreographic movement, which explores a new perspective of functionality between movement and stability, far removed from the classic object and its everyday use.
- “PROJET S” BY JULES LEVASSEUR
In the project « S », Jules Levasseur made impressive use of an industrial material which is an icon of basic construction: corrugated iron. This material is used for its mechanical, plastic and rhythmic qualities, and confers a unique identity on the objects produced. This project, now in partnership with the company PETRUS, presents large-scale objects which highlight the company’s material and know-how.
Chosen by the public, the winner of the RADO Star Prize at Paris Design Week 2015 is the “LIVING BOUTIQUE” by Pich Tripasai:
- LIVING BOUTIQUE is a range of teak furniture comprising a stool, table, vase, shelf, mirror and rack. It offers a sophisticated combination of shape, volume and materials
Jury members include designers, academics, representatives of commercial or industrial enterprises as well as the media. Having their work judged by experts means young designers can expect to build a reputation in the design world.