The Jury of RADO STAR PRIZE France 2018 met to nominate the ten talents who will have the chance to exhibit their creations during Paris Design Week.
Rado is a Swiss Watch Brand that promotes creations by young designers. By offering financial and media support, this competition aims to raise awareness of the winning projects. The finalist’s projects will be presented at Paris Design, which will take place from 6th to 15th September 2018 and for which the brand is an official partner.
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Now, about the jury who will meet for this event, they are made up of design professionals chaired by Big Game. Founded by three men, they are a Swiss design studio and their design stands out for its functionality, its simple shapes, and its unexpected details. Despite this minimalist approach, this creative trio manages to give a highly distinctive character to the objects they create.
“It is a great honor for us to chair the Rado Star Prize 2018 – We were very pleasantly surprised by both the diversity of the proposals and their quality. The theme of this year’s “Nature Inspired Design” shows how much it is returning to the center of our concerns and remains one of the most inspiring sources of inspiration.”
Meet the Juris of this event down below.
Rossana Orlandi – Founder of Spazio Rossana Orlandi
After more than 20 years in fashion as a textile spinning consultant for brands such as Giorgio Armani and Donna Karan, she decided to pass on her passion for creation as a private collector. Since then she has worked as a curator for several exhibitions in Italy and abroad, and she also works with high-end fashion brands. Her perpetual research around the world has made her one of the most influential individuals in prospective young up and coming brands.
Yann Fabès – Director of ENSCI
Yann Fabès is since 1988 a visual artist, his work has been presented in many galleries, art centers and museums in France and abroad and is interested in the modalities of representation. At the same time, he worked as a project manager at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Saint-Etienne. Later, he held the position of Director of Studies at the School of Art and Design in Saint-Etienne.
Hakim El Kadiri – Vice President Product Development
Hakim El Kadiri has been in charge of product development at RADO since 2011. His technical skills, marketing and his passion for everything related to the beautiful: design, art, and photography, pushed him to join the fashion industry. For Hakim, watchmaking is a field where the creation of beauty is always present, bringing out innovation, design, and technology.
Philippe Brocart – Exhibition Manager MAISON & OBJET
Since 2012, Philippe Brocart has been General Manager and member of the Executive Board of SAFI (a joint subsidiary of Ateliers d’Art de France and Reed Expositions France), the organizer of the MAISON & OBJET fairs of Paris Design Week. From 1991 to 2012, he held the positions of salon director and division manager at Reed Expositions France, the French subsidiary of the world’s leading trade fair organization.
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