Shortlist for the Rado Star 2018 announced

Responding to this year’s Design Junction theme “On Time/Time Off”, young designers from across the UK submitted a range of forward-thinking projects from the interior, industrial and technology design mediums. Ten designs have been shortlisted by an expert judging panel and one winner will be announced at designjunction (20-23 September 2018).

The judging was presided over by a stellar panel including 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.

The ten finalists will exhibit their shortlisted concepts at designjunction (20-23 September 2018). One winner, to be announced at designjunction, will receive a £5,000 cash prize as well as a Rado timepiece. During the show, visitors will be able to nominate their favourite project from among the finalists. The winner of the public vote will also be awarded a Rado timepiece.

The 10 finalists are:

Spin – Levon Lim: Spin is a modular and flexible workspace piece.

The Magé Cabinet – Scott Ridgway: The Magé Cabinet aims to perfectly complement a whisky lover’s ‘Time Off’.

A.P.I – James Moseley: A.P.I applies the concept of Seasonal Affective Disorder lighting to a product that focuses on aesthetic.

Life and Work USB Sticks – Aaron Mitchell: A functional, double USB memory stick combining pewter, walnut and a magnetic closure.

BO’OY – Chloe Duran Stone: Taking into account how light and colours affect wellbeing, BO’OY is a translucent coloured shelf unit.

GC18 – David Knowles: Inspired by the stunning natural beauty, grandeur and mystique of the Giant’s Causeway, GC18 is a coffee table that responds to the landscape’s aesthetic elements.

Wilf Portable Floor Lamp – Lewis Small: Encouraging greater use of portable lighting in the modern home, Wilf is a portable task lamp.

The Tartufo Collection – Heleen Sintobin: The Tartufo Collection, consisting of a compatible stool and bench, celebrates the intrinsic qualities of vegetable tanned leather.

The Limescale Project – Martina Taranto: Inspired by the slow pace of life in Calatafimi, Sicily, The Limescale Project converts the problem of limescale into an opportunity.

Kel Lamp – Georgina Heighton: The Kel Lamp was developed following the observation that the concept of ‘play’ is being increasingly used in the workplace to release stress and improve attention.

Online voting is now live. To vote and to find out more on the shortlist of Rado Star Prize 2018, visit

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