Clerkenwell Design Week 2018 April 25, 2018 15:49
Welcome back to the Creative Awards blog where we bring you the very best in our bespoke awards and trophies. With less than a month to go until the Clerkenwell Design Week 2018 we look at some of our favourite awards where we take a step back, pat ourselves humbly on the backs and say, 'Now, isn't that a great design.'
Clerkenwell Design week runs from the 22 - 24 of May and takes place just down the road from our Hatton Garden workshop. EC1 will be a buzz with creative types as the design festival brings together industry movers and shakers and celebrates the very best in independent design, Across the three days various installations will line the streets, a series of discussions and debates will take place as well as workshops with world-class speakers and panellists.
Clerkenwell Design Week is a feast of interesting things to see and do. Our teams are looking forward to taking part in this great event with like minded people. So, with design being an integral part of what we do we showcase some of our best designed awards as chosen by our team as a homage to the principals of great design and this exciting week.
Representing two years of R&D the Wood fusion is as much a triumph of design as engineering. Using top secret techniques, Creative Awards were able to create an award with FSC approved wood inside a cast acrylic column. What we love about the design is that each award is totally unique. The natural tones, shapes and textures of each piece of wood used are different creating one of a kind pieces. The warm rich mahogany of the wood is offset but the industrial, raw feel of the acrylic creating an award that balances organic forms with clean lines of modern production.
We bend the rules as to what an award or trophy can be with the Bisley Acrylic Filing Cabinet. Commissioned by the world famous office suppliers brand, the award was produced over the course of two months by hand. Taking inspiration from the Bisley filing cabinets, each piece of the filing cabinet was cut and polished by hand. Made entirely from optically clear acrylic, the custom commission includes designated drawers, original label holders and the Bisley logo.
The original anti-award was created by ourselves and has since became on of the most recognisable awards within the music industry. Legend has it that that the award was cast from the hand of a mysterious chap named Doug and standing at just under a foot high, the award is crowned with a golden bracelet where the winner’s names are engraved. Representing the controversy and and anti-establishment nature nature of rock and roll this design has become as recognisable as the artists themselves. We give a salute, albeit that of a middle finger variety, to those making waves in the music industry.
The most coveted design awards on the planet capture what beautiful simplicity in design can mean. comprised of three main concepts, the British Arrows are the go to award within their industry celebrating and rewarding the absolute best in the British advertising industry and represent creativity, design and craft. The three key areas of the award are:
The Arrow: The brand identity of the organisation
The clear acrylic block: Clarity of thought and design
The colour gold: the classic colour of winners
Commissioned by a world famous Scottish Whiskey company, the Copper Stag Award represents the perfection of each element and material harmoniously working and fitting together. Drawing centuries of heritage, we took inspiration from both the iconic company logo and the industry itself. A precision cut copper stag, used within the distillation process, sits proudly upon hand cut sherry barrels, used to age the whiskey, imparting a delicate, sweet alcohol aroma. This modern custom trophy uses two distinct materials that contrast and compliment each other. The copper, warm, bright with sharp lines, contrasts against the organic, rounded forms of the oak.
For more information about our bespoke trophies and awards, contact our friendly teams via 0207 240 4020 or drop us on email firstname.lastname@example.org.