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Choose your favourite design for a chance to win a trip to Switzerland

Zurich is waiting…

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© Les Couleurs Suisse AG

This year, Rado are celebrating the work of ten up-and-coming designers as they team up with ELLE Decoration to award its third Rado Star Prize, which began in 2017. We’re thrilled to announce that this year sees the return of the coveted award, and to celebrate we're giving you a chance to win a trip for two to Switzerland – home of the pioneers of watch design themselves.

When you vote for your favourite design from the shortlist, you will be entered into a prize draw to win return flights to Zurich for you and a guest, plus a night’s stay at luxury hotel.

Steeped in design and contemporary architecture, a visit to Zurich is not complete without exploring Pavillon Le Corbusier on Lake Zurich. Discover the life and work of the true legend of design, celebrated in a truly unique collaboration with Rado for the new True Thinline Les Couleurs Le Corbusier collection. Entry is included in the prize, so relax as you take in some exhibitions at the Pavillon before heading out for you and your guest to enjoy dinner.

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© Les Couleurs Suisse AG

For your chance to win the trip for two, vote for your favourite design below.

Concertina Collection - Designed by Huw Evans

Furniture, Table, Chair,
concertina collection designed by Huw Evans

This collection is made by from Cherry and English Ash using a systematic cutting process that allows the timber to be stretched and manipulated, covering a large area whilst limiting the amount of material required. Changes in thickness, length and frequency of cuts reveal the material’s flexibility.

EMOSHI - Designed by Katy Thomas

Product, Toy, Baby toys, Wood, Smile, Skittles (sport),
Emoshi designed by Katy Thomas

Emoshi is designed to improve a child’s hospital experience and reduce stress, anxiety and therefore recovery time. A range of interactive activities allows them to explain to hospital staff how they are feeling in order to receive the relevant care.

Flohaler - Designed by James Plimmer

Product, Plastic,
Flohaler designed by James Plimmer

Studies show that 70-90 per cent of inhalers are used incorrectly and 67 per cent of asthma-related deaths are preventable through better care. Flohaler promotes optimum posture, maximising the medicine that reaches the lungs. Braille and a considered colour palette enhance recognition for those with visual deficiencies.

TENSION Collection - Designed by Matthieu Muller

Font, Text, Logo, Brand, Graphics, Metal,
Tension collection designed by Matthieu Muller

TENSION comprises a mirror, a desk lamp and a pencil case. Silicone elastic bands connects the parts, acting as the centrepiece of each product and defining its look. By removing the elastic, the parts can be stored or shipped as a flatpack.

Bike Scavengers - Designed by Qiang Huang

Furniture, Iron, Wall, Table, Coffee table, Room, Metal, Wallpaper, Floor, Chair,
Bike scavengers designed by Qiang Huang

Abandoned and broken bikes from cycle hire schemes have become a familiar sight in cities, especially in China. Bike Scavengers tackles the over-production problem by repurposing components to make new products, while also reminding people to take social responsibility

The Willow Chair - Designed by Peter Kovacs

Furniture, Chair, Chaise, Plywood,
The willow chair designed by Peter Kovacs

Made using reclaimed willow from cricket bat manufacturing, this chair adapts traditional Sussex trug making techniques helping to preserve a centuries old skill and to spark a deeper connection between the object and user, whilst also creating a future heirloom.

Worthy - Designed by Tomi Laukkanen

Stationery, Office supplies, Cylinder, Coquelicot, Plastic, Paper product, Lipstick, Paper,
Worthy designed by Tomi Laukkanen

Electrical waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the world and small electrical equipment is a major contributor. This range of rechargeable products includes an electric toothbrush, a shaver and a hair trimmer, all of which are easily repairable, allowing consumers to mend products themselves.

Jules - Designed by Sarah Willemart

Furniture, Beige, Table, Room, Plumbing fixture, Stool,
Jules designed by Sarah Willemart

A hybrid between a valet and a chair, this multifunctional piece of furniture re-imagines this traditional product for modern lifestyles, encouraging organisation and creating a dedicated space for a mundane daily task, turning it into a mindful moment.

Inmergo - Designed by Rocco Giovannoni

Violet, Product, Purple, Cobalt blue, Fashion accessory, Ring, Jewellery, Circle, Metal,
Immergo designed by Rocco Giovannoni

This patent-pending device inspired by research in to bone conduction technology creates an immersive sound and has been proven as a successful audio solution for people with hearing dysfunction, or with cochlear implants. Awarded the Helen and Hamlyn Design Award 2019 for Disability, its supported by Imperial College, UCL Ear Institute, NHS, Action on Hearing Loss and Goldsmiths Music Mind and Brain.

Piani - Designed by Liam Arteona

Yellow, Outerwear,
Piani designed by Liam Arteona

Piani is the world's first one bodied keyboard piano. The lightweight, compact design is foldable and easily carried, with no need for separate pedals, piano stand or keyboard, while the sound quality remains close to that of an upright piano.

The winner of the Rado Star Prize 2019 will be announced at London Design Festival at designjunction on 19th September.

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