The AZ Awards Trophy
Each year, an ingenious one-of-a-kind trophy is created by a prominent designer or manufacturer to honour the top AZ Awards winners selected by our jury.
The basic premise remains the same each time: use the A and Z of the logo as a starting point. But consistency stops there. The trophies are produced in limited editions, exclusively for AZ Awards winners.
Beautifully crafted in wood, it pays homage to the Earth in a subtle, satisfying and elegant manner. Made in Portugal with recycled wood, it’s as much a sculpture as it is a trophy.
An NFT created specifically for this year’s winners by international designer – and juror – Garth Roberts, in collaboration with digital artist Sebastian Schoellhammer and sound artist and musician Nicola Ratti.
The full experience features animation and sound and is exclusive to the 24 winners of the 2022 AZ Awards.
Ini Archibong in collaboration with ceramicist Peter Fink
“This concept is inspired by a pebble, shaped by time and water. It’s an allegory of the refinement and balance of natural materials and it demonstrates precision in traditional craftsmanship.” – Ini Archibong
Made of blown Murano glass by storied glass manufacturer NasonMoretti, a frequent collaborator of Nichetto’s, each unique piece combines opaque orange and tinted glass and features the AZ Awards logo laser-etched on its sloped top.
The VP of Design at Umbra – and a member of our 2019 AZ Awards jury – designed a one-of-a-kind trophy for winners to take home.
For our eighth edition we were pleased to have AZ Awards juror and acclaimed lighting and furniture designer Michael Anastassiades envision the statuette.
Malouin’s intention was to create an “objet d’art”; bringing his refined style to the task, he created an award featuring an ‘A’ backed by a ‘Z,’ both razor-thin, in matte black steel.
A halo of bubbles surround the polished pewter letters A and Z, created in a completely novel process.
Rashid describes the trophy as a “brushstroke that changes in thickness and section.” The form was first sketched out freehand to determine how it could look as an abstract shape and still read as a compilation of the two letters.
The Ragni-designed trophies were crafted in Alpi’s reconstituted wood product.
Scott Eunson with Dave Milum
To create the unique trophies, artists and craftsmen Dave Milum of Accents of Distinction and Scott Eunson combined Caesarstone’s Piatra Grey and carved baltic birch ply.
Jeff Goodman Studio with Dave Milum
This year’s trophies were water-jet cut by Dave Milum of Accents of Distinction from artisanal glass manufactured in the studio of Jeff Goodman.
AZURE with David Milum
The first AZ Awards trophy was produced in Caesarstone and cut in a distinctive “A” and “Z” by David Milum of DGM Enterprises.