With the approach of Paris Design Week, one of the most beloved design weeks in the world, the finalist for the Rado Prize Contest have created exceptional design projects that are based on this year’s theme, Nature! Organized by the Swiss watch brand, this imperative contest seeks to acknowledge the work of emerging designers while promoting design and innovation. The competition consists of a jury prize and a public prize aiming to make the winners’ projects known to the entire design community, so let’s get to know each one of them.
According to the representatives of Rado, the theme will implicate a search for materials, textures and forms that were inspired by the world of nature. Designers must have a sensitivity when it comes to the sustainable of the materials so as to transmit to future generations a sense of durability, emotion and awareness of alternative consumption.
“There is a small city in Sicily that rises on a calcareous land. Clean, drinkable water flows from a mountain very rich in minerals, into the city’s hydraulic system. In the pipes, rocks magically grow like stalactites and stalagmites.”
Moseley created a Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in regards to lighting products for interiors. This will incorporate the movement of nature’s light cycle by the use/interaction of body through motion, specifically focusing on aesthetics.
Stone created this project as a way to make design into an enchanment tool not only for the sapce but also the user’s needs. BO’OY is bound to bring unexpected, changing and fun elements into one’s life.
This project was created to incentive play in adults. It was originated from the designer’s wondering on why adults don’t engage in spontaneous body play as children do.
A functional double 16GB USB memory stick combining pewter, walnut and a magnetic closure.
Scott Ridgway’s Magé Cabinet was designed as a celebration of Japanese and whisky culture. It meshes an intricate symbiotic relationship between two halves, the weight and visual simplicity of the cabinet and the delicacy of the branch inspired base.
This modular design allows users to be more interactive with the actual product. Designing furniture is a way to create an attachment to the user.
The Giant’s Causeway is an inspiring place of stunning natural beauty, grandeur and mystique. Interlocking hexagonal columns of ancient black basalt rise out of the ocean forming a majestic stepped pathway to the land.
The purpose of this unique project is to encourage greater use of portable lighting in the modern home.
Comprised of a compatible stool and beach, the Tartufo collection celebrates some of the intrinsic qualities of vegetable-tanned leather.
All of the finalist projects will be showcased during the beloved Paris Design Week, in the meantime, you can vote for your favourite right HERE
Source: Rado Prize Contest