Design for a set of trophies for the annual Arts & Business Awards, that celebrate excellence in the field of cultural partnerships and sponsorship.

Once won, awards often gather dust on a shelf but attention to the cause shouldn’t stop there. What would an award look like that demands continued contemplation after the ceremony?

Arts & Business Awards


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Lead Designer

Louis Thompson

While at Thomas.Mathews we worked with the glassblower Louis Thompson. The collaboration resulted in beautiful bespoke glass vessels, each with a unique colour spectrum.

Contained within the glass awards are iron filings, a waste material salvaged from London Mechanical Lift Engineers – Pye London. These filings are attracted to a removable central magnet to create endless internal sculptures, an interactive process that constantly re-interprets the magnetic attraction between arts and business and how ongoing interaction allows exciting new developments to evolve.

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