The trophy that the Icon Awards winners will recieve this week were designed and made by Anton Alverez on his thread-wrapping machine. Watch him at work in his studio and read our interview with the designer
Over the past century, prize-giving has grown into a $20 billion global industry. But does victory smell as sweet in a world where even the trophy makers have awards ceremonies?
The designer is using his thread-wrapping process on ever larger projects, as well as one work on a smaller scale: this year's Icon award
Last night the winners of the first Icon Awards were handed bespoke trophies designed by London-based New Zealander Phil Cuttance. Read more about the trophy design here and pick up a copy of the special Icon Awards issue on Saturday to discover all the winners.