THE SOUTH BANK SKY ARTS AWARDS 2021
Tom Dixon designs the trophy of the 25th anniversary of the Sky Arts Awards.
Dissatisfied with the non-functional aspects of awards trophies, Tom Dixon set out to introduce an aspect of useability in his design. Tom decided on a pair of champagne glasses and a bottle stopper, machined from solid aluminium.
“I’ve always liked the secret function, and the idea of hiding the champagne glass and the stopper, which is cracking a problem that I always have - that I don’t want to drink the whole bottle and that I can’t find the stopper. So now you know where your stopper is.”
Watch Tom's exploration of the Trophy below.
Manufactured in Bedfordshire precision engineering workshop, the awards is a close collaboration between product design and British Manufacturing using the latest digital metalwork and machinery. The separate components of the award are fixed together by magnets.
Manufactured by Pressfab
Packaging by Magical Mushroom
Images and video by SkyTV