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!