On 21st September 2017, Rado announced the first winner of its inaugural Rado Star Prize UK design award in London. Royal College of Art student, Joachim Froment was awarded the prize for his 0.6 Chair, a “robust, long-lasting dining and café chair [made] using a sandwich of wood veneer and carbon fibre” with a manufacturing process “that reduces the time and amount of material required, minimilisng consumption”. As a part of his Prize, Forment was awarded £5,000 and a Rado Ceramica wristwatch.

Held in partnership with the designjunction show, the Rado Star Prize UK was presided over by a jury that included, industrial designer, Konstantin Grcic, Vice President of product management at Rado, Hakim El Kadiri, and, designjunction’s event director, Will Sorrell.

0.6 Chair designed by Joachim Froment
0.6 Chair designed by Joachim Froment

The event also provided the perfect opportunity for Rado to showcase its new True Designers limited edition timepieces.

Technical Specification

True Phospho

Movement: Automatic
Case & Bezel: High-tech ceramic, Transparent sapphire case back
Bracelet: High-tech ceramic
Dial: Dark
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water Resistance: Water-resistant 5 bar (50m)

Rado True Phospho
Rado True Phospho

True Blaze

Movement: Automatic
Case & Bezel:Plasma high-tech ceramic, Stainless steel, Transparent sapphire case back
Bracelet: Plasma high-tech ceramic, Stainless steel
Dial: Light
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water Resistance: Water-resistant 5 bar (50m)

Rado True Blaze
Rado True Blaze
Jaochim Froment