Formula 1 Trophy - 2012
Client : Formula 1
TLV was commissioned to fabricate the winners' trophies for the Formula One Airtel Indian Grand Prix (2012).
Using the Indian ‘Chakra’ as a focal point the trophy designers, Foley Designs, drew inspiration from the ‘Chakra’ to depict the concept of speed in the trophy’s design. The ‘Chakra’ is integral to India’s identity and conveys a strong association to ‘chariots’ and the sport. The design is created with an intricate yet modern feel linking the ornamental design ethos of Indian culture in the form of a contemporary expression.
The trophy is fabricated from aircraft grade aluminium and stainless steel. The victory procession and the Indian flag colour reflections was achieved through a process of etching and enamel filling on steel.
The cases for the trophies are customised and hand crafted in teak wood and finished in a stained black matte lacquer. The inner surfaces of the cases are lined with cushioned felt and formed such that they hold the trophy securely whilst in transit.