A masterclass in cast resin awards July 24, 2017 10:30
Welcome back to the Creative Awards blog, bringing you the very best in bespoke awards, design and more. In today’s blog entry we put on our ties, iron our very best shirts and look at one of our latest special awards. The delightfully debonair bespoke award was specially commissioned by the company TM Lewin to reward sales of their shirts, suits and ties.
The high street retailer is a familiar name to many households across the country. Offering a wonderful range of garments for men, TM Lewin has been a staple of British fashion for over a century. Looking into the brand history, message and feel of the company was a vital first step in creating the bespoke award.
What better way to capture the company than through the mainstay of their product offerings: the shirt. We wanted to encapsulate the ruffles, the texture and the feel of a real shirt so, after much experimenting, it was decided to create a clay cast of the main body (no pun intended) and to make the award from high definition resin. High definition resin allows for an even greater level of detail to be imparted into the award and is one of the latest products that we have introduced into our arsenal of artisanal materials that we use to create the very best awards.
The solid piece of clay was carefully formed by hand to create the beautifully detailed master pattern. In particular, we are proud of the detailing across the hands, the natural folds and creases in the shirt and the buttons and collars. The next stage in the creation of the award was to create a negative, silicone mould from the hand modelled statue. The negative mould was cast from the clay prototype before being filled with high definition, liquid resin.
Once the resin became cured, the award was ready to come out of the mould and come to life. To give the piece a final surface finish, we opted for metallic gold paint. The beautiful details of the award shine through the metallic gold finish allowing for the award to showcase its wonderful design. The finished piece creates a celebratory award that captures what TM Lewin is all about: Quality products, elegant design and sophisticated styling.
Have you seen our other custom awards for some of the world’s biggest brands? We are proud to have worked with Calvin Klein, Hunkemoller and others to create awards that bring events to life. So, dust off your finest clothes, grab a glass of champagne and read about our fashion awards.
Contact our teams today via firstname.lastname@example.org and 0207 242 4020 to discuss any ideas (none are too big or too small) and let us make your awards and events even more spectacular.