There is never a dull moment in the world of custom design. The Awards Project forced us to push our imaginations to get just the right fit for our client satisfying need, want and of course…delivering a final product that was completely ‘wow’!
From Concept to Installation
The Awards Project was for a business that has won a number of awards. Instead of them gathering dust on a shelf or locked in a display case our client thought something more could be done. And they were right! They had no idea what we would come up with and to be honest neither did we, but we knew where to start, knowing from experience that “informed décor” is important to any business.
What do we mean by “informed décor”? Well it’s a relatively easy concept. Simply put it means that you should get your walls to work for you. If you have won awards, or have certificates of achievement or have grown your business and have photos and/or milestones to show it, then put them on display so that your clients, suppliers and team know your standard of excellence and position of importance in your industry.
After looking at some of the empty walls they have in their office we thought that these awards would work perfectly as a gallery wall hanging in a large blank space under their company logo in the office entrance.
We wanted to capture the translucent feel of the actual awards and unify the different sizes of the awards. We did several design tests to see what would recreate the feel of an award and decided on a pedestal within a frame.
We played around with several concepts until we settled on a double glass presentation with the awards raised within a shadow box frame. We wanted the tops of the awards to line up despite their different sizes when hung up on the wall so we created two sizes of our own custom pedestals to raise them within the frames and also equalize the sight lines.
To create the illusion of transparency, we lined the inside of the frames with reflective silver mats and built the pedestals out of shiny titanium finish frame lengths. The pedestals were mitered at 90 degrees but placed so that the angle was centered toward the viewers. All of these design details create the feeling of the awards floating within the frames.
Anyone entering this company will see within seconds that they are achievers.