David Knowles wins Rado Star Prize UK 2018 at designjunction 2018

At an exclusive event held in the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf on Thursday 20 September, Rado and designjunction announced the winner of the second edition of the Rado Star Prize UK. The Jury Prize was awarded to David Knowles, who impressed the judges with his entry “GC18”.

“It has been a great opportunity to showcase my design at Rado Star Prize UK. I am honoured to win the award, especially to have been judged by a panel I admire so much. I hope this will be the start of setting up my design career” comments David Knowles, winner of Rado Star Prize UK 2018.

David Knowles, a 3D Design student from Northumbria University received £5,000 and a True Thinline Plasma as a prize for his winning project. GC18 was selected from a shortlist of ten designs, with each entry responding to the theme ‘On Time/Time Off’. The theme explores the concept of passing time, enriching life, and products that enhance user’s awareness of where they spend their time.

Rado CEO Matthias Breschan commented: “The creativity and thought present in this year’s Rado Star Prize UK entries is very impressive. I am pleased that Rado can help to promote the work of young designers such as David, the Rado Star Prize UK is a great example of Rado’s continued dedication to design.”

“This second edition of the Rado Star Prize UK has challenged the judges with a fantastic selection of projects” commented designjunction Event Director, Will Sorrell.

The stellar line-up of judges who selected the winner included award-winning designer Bethan Gray; Head of Design at John Lewis Philippa Prinsloo; Vice President of Product Management at Rado Hakim El Kadiri; Founder of Arts Thread Katie Dominy and designjunction Event Director Will Sorrell.

Public Vote Prize
Visitors to designjunction can also vote for their favourite project to win the public prize from the 10 shortlisted designs on exhibition at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf. It is also possible to vote online at http://radostarprize.rado.com/uk.

Voting will close at 5pm on Sunday 23rd September and the Public Prize winner will be announced on Tuesday 26th September. The winner will receive a Rado timepiece as a prize for his/her achievement. For more information visit http://radostarprize.rado.com/uk and http://www.thedesignjunction.co.uk

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