On 20 October, Rado announced ‘Good Lock Mirror’ as the winning project of the Rado Star Prize Taiwan 2016: an elegant, minimalistic mirror with customizable angles of reflection. Young designer Alex Yeh wowed the jury of local and international design professionals with his creation, earning him a cash prize and the new Rado True N25E121, a special limited edition timepiece for Taiwan.
As a proud partner of this year’s World Design Capital® (WDC) in Taipei, Rado launched its first ever Rado Star Prize in Taiwan. Echoing the World Design Capital Taipei 2016 motto “Adaptive City – Design in Motion”, the Taiwanese edition of the Rado Star Prize called for entries focused on the concept of “Design in Motion” – in other words, beautiful, dynamic objects that move seamlessly between functions. Yeh’s mirror, which provides six different angles of reflection thanks to an attractive adjustable base and copper bar, was selected for its perfect response to this theme.
“The mirror was inspired by a fusion city like Taipei, where the old meets the new,” says Yeh. “Good Lock Mirror gives you simple but multifunctional way of creating surprising and poetic angles in your life. Its reflection is not only what we need in our living spaces, but also what might surprise us.”
Rado’s two limited edition timepieces for Taiwan, the Rado True N25E121 and the Rado True Taipei, as well as all ten finalists of the Rado Star Prize Taiwan will be on display at the Design House Exhibition at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park in Taipei from 13-30 October 2016.
Rado is a globally recognised brand, famous for innovative design and its use of revolutionary materials to create some of the world’s most durable watches. Ever since its beginnings in Lengnau (Switzerland), Rado has had a pioneering spirit, with the brand philosophy “if we can imagine it, we can make it” still holding true today.
About World Design Partners
The World Design Partner® Programme offers design-driven companies the opportunity to partner with Icsid through our international programmes, such as World Design Capital®. Our Partners gain increased visibility, promote products to new audiences, and showcase their commitment to design and innovation internationally. They also have a unique opportunity to contribute to community building projects that demonstrate how design is a powerful tool for improving quality of life.
About World Design Capital
With more than half the world’s population now living in cities, design has become an increasingly fundamental tool for making cities more competitive, attractive, livable and efficient. The World Design Capital® (WDC) is designated by Icsid every two years to recognise a city’s innovative use of design for economic, social and cultural development and to showcase effective design-led revitalization strategies and projects that other cities can benefit from. Past cities to hold the WDC title include Torino (Italy) in 2008, Seoul (South Korea) in 2010, Helsinki (Finland) in 2012, and Cape Town (South Africa) in 2014. Taipei (Taiwan, Chinese Taipei) holds the title for 2016, and Mexico City was named WDC 2018.