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Rado Star Prize France 2017: PRIX DU PUBLIC

11 September 2017

On Saturday 9th September 2017, Swiss watchmaker Rado, in association with Paris Design Week, awarded the Rado Star Prize France 2017 – Prix du Jury to Julien Manaira for his project ‘The once Liquid Plastic’ and the Rado Star Prize France 2017 - Prix du Public to Dimitry Hlinka for the project ‘Silhouette’. 

The participants in Rado Star Prize France were selected by a jury of professionals chaired by Philippe Nigro (designer of the year Maison & Objet 2014), and comprised of Chantal Hamaide (founder and editor-in-chief of the magazine INTRAMUROS), Yann Fabes (director of ENSCI), Hakim El Kadiri (vice-president of product management at RADO), and Philippe Brocart (managing director at SAFI SALON).

Dimitry Hlinka is the fifth winner of the Rado Star Prize France, Prix du Public.

Spotlight on the winner of the Rado Star Prize France - Prix du Public

The Silhouette project was born following a stay by Dimitry Hlinka in Taiwan’s Nantou region. This is a region famous for its local craftsmanship: bamboo, ceramic, weaving, dyeing, and where the protection of skills is supported by the National Taiwan Craft Research Institute in Caotun.

The structure has been created using the hot bending technique and is made from bamboo and slate thanks to a collaboration with a bamboo master in the Nantou region of Taiwan. Slightly less tall and a little smaller than a classic sideboard, Silhouette can be used as a desk and has been designed to offer storage under the top. 

Learn more about the Rado Star Prize France here.

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