To celebrate the opening of their new Antwerp plant, Q8 Oils wanted to offer their guests a commemorative gift.
The brief was simple, the design had to be based on the Q8 logo and the actual logo had to be freestanding from the rest of the design. After the approval of one of the design sketches, we created a 3D rendering for a better idea of what the final gifts would look like.
The design process
In the end the client decided on two different executions of the same design. The first design has a black acrylic background covered with a laser engraved metal foil and the 3D printed logo mounted on the front. The second design was executed in a laser cut and laser engraved transparent acrylic.
The final results
In total 270 guest received one of these beautiful gifts to remember the Q8 plant opening.
Do you have a special company event or a business deal that you want to remember? Contact us for a unique and exclusive design which reflects your special occassion or event.
In November 2015, Buysse & Partners and Twikit joined forces to embark on a global 3D journey . Buysse & Partners is an investment firm with a global vision. Twikit is an enabler of online 3D customization.
With the motto ‘Walk the talk’, the 3D Trophy Factory team created a unique deal gift to mark the collaboration between Twikit and Buysse & Partners.
The space travel theme of the tombstone refers to the ambition of the partnership. Together with Buysse and Partners, we aim for the 3D customization sky and believe in infinite possibilities our collaboration will bring.
To create a differentiating look for this unique 3D deal gift the custom elements were 3D printed and were combined with glass and a laser engraved oak foot.
Meanwhile this unique creation has found its place in the headquarters of Buysse&Partners.
What is your journey? Do you have a special business occassion or deal you want to commemorate? Contact us for more information of a cool design! We look forward to hearing from you!
Transforming a 2D concept in to a 3D award is child’s play for 3D Trophy Factory.
What’s in a name, right?
There are many ways to go about creating a 3D award from a 2D logo. It can range from really simple and sleek to really elaborate designs with lots of organic elements or geometrical shapes. All depends on the brief and expectations from the client.
The possibilities are endless and with custom manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC any design is within our reach.
The most used and most effective way of creating a 3D object from a 2D concept is extrusion. This method extends an object along its Z axis to give it depth and body.
Example of extrusion
In the example below we have transformed simple 2D text in to a fun 3D award for Deloitte. You can also try this yourself by creating your own text totem in our webshop.
The awards we made for the Belgian National Lottery are a bit more complex than regular extrusion.
For this project 3D Trophy Factory designed a more organic 3D shape based on the 2D logo of the client. The creative project starts from the original 2D logo and goes through a creative design process driven by our designers and based on the client’s input.
An other example of a more complex conversion is the award we made for the city of Antwerp. At first glance it looks like an intricate 3D structure but standing right in front of it you recognize the typical logo of the city of Antwerp.
Are you looking for a beautifully designed and unique award for one of your events? Contact us!
At 3D Trophy Factory we find inspiration in all kinds of places and things. For this design exercise we turned our gaze towards the Middle East and created this beautifully luxurious Thousand-and-One-Nights style.
The designs have been kept clean and minimal but the materials used are high quality and give the awards an opulent and exclusive look.
We translated our classic text totem into a golden text totem with arabic letters.
The lantern style domes that you see a lot in the arabic architecture were an inspirational element for several of the designs.
The materials for these designs should be luxurious and high grade: 3D printed metals, engraved crystal and marble. These will give the awards, business gifts and trophies an elegant and exclusive look and feel.
We absolutely love this new style and hope you are as enthusiastic as we are!
Do you think this style is perfect for an award or trophy you are thinking of?
For the fourth time in a row the Belgian public television VRT awarded their Diversiteitstrofee VRT. This award recognizes people and programs that approach diversity and colleagues in a creative and conscious way. Have a look at the winners here.
The original design idea for the award was a 2D design by graphic designer Gudrun Makelberge which 3D Trophy Factory translated in to a 3D printed trophy.
We made some initial sketches based on Gudrun’s design and in time all parties agreed on a final 3D rendering of the original idea.
First draft sketch for the Diversiteitstrofee VRT
3D Render for the Diversiteitstrofee VRT
The purple 3D prints are placed on an oak foot which has been laser engraved with playful designs to show the different categories. We kept the award very minimal, so the finer laser engravings on the oak foot jump out really nicely.
The final 3D printed award for the Diversiteitstrofee VRT
Do you feel inspired by this design? Are you looking for a unique 3D award or business gift?
Are you tired of handing out the same type of awards every year? Are you looking for a customized 3D award or business gift but don’t know where to start?
Look no further! 3D Trophy Factory can help you out!
3D Trophy Factory can offer you 2 options for creating a customized 3D trophy: you can either do it yourself in our webshop or you can call in our design troops for a fully customized 3D design.
Feeling creative and want to do it yourself in our webshop?
Surf to 3dtrophyfactory.com where you can modify one of the many existing designs, tweak it according to your preferences and order your 3D award right away.
No need to have any knowledge of complicated editing software, just use our user-friendly 3D award configurator.
Have a look at the video below to see how easy it really is!
Get in touch with us and together we create a 3D award or business gift from scratch!
We start with a short briefing
Creativity starts with constraints. We need to know precisely what you are looking for, what materials you’re eyeballing, which elements you want to feature, in which context the trophy will be given,… Expect us to listen, ask questions and show plenty of examples at this stage.
Next stage is sketching
You’ll probably already see our designers doodle and sketch during the first meeting. You wouldn’t believe the amount of pencils and notebooks we go through in a month. But it’s crucial to have plenty of drafts and ideas to cover different takes and angles on the subject, and spark the creativity. It’s just as fun as it sounds. (And, yes, we take budget constraints into account as well).
Off to the machines! From pencil sketches we go to 3D models and rendered images on our computer screen. They almost look real (even though they are in fact 2D illusions). Here, we craft and shape and rethink every detail of the design to ultimately end up with precisely the trophy you wanted.
Happy with the design? Then let’s do some printing! Actually, it’s a bit more technical than that! The production files need to be prepared, printing techniques have to be selected and finishes have to be decided upon. But those skills are embedded in our DNA (and they’ve actually already played a part in the design stage too).
When we offer you the end product, we know you’re not the actual recipient of the trophy. You’re going to give it away to someone else. And that’s probably the real beauty of designing a trophy: there’s always a winner at the end of it!