Cristian Cook-Uefa Best Player Award Sports Trophy

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Interview with Cristian Cook : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Cristian Cook : The inspiration was taken from the shape of a dynamic human torso, as seen on an ancient statue of a Greek God. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Cristian Cook : The idea behind the Trophy design was to convey a sense of pride and achievement, with the upward angle of the arms and chest helping to express these attributes. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Cristian Cook : It will no doubt take pride of place in the homes of the “Best Player in Europe” for years to come! .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Cristian Cook : Like most designs, it came with from a short burst of creative inspiration, probably a week of thinking and development. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Cristian Cook : It was commissioned direct from UEFA, a client with whom we have a long term relationship. .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. Cristian Cook : This Trophy will only be used by UEFA to honour the "Best Player in Europe" each year. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Cristian Cook : Most sports Trophies .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Cristian Cook : Only an ancient statue of a Greek God. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Cristian Cook : The best football player in Europe each year. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Cristian Cook : There has been no football trophy similar to this design ever before. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Cristian Cook : The client UEFA chose the name "Best Player in Europe". .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Cristian Cook : The body of a real sportsman was scanned with structured light 3D scanning technology, to capture the 3D scan of his torso area, then data containing a retopologised quad mesh with UV co-ordinates, displacement and colour maps was made. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Cristian Cook : The unique aspect is the fact that only a section of a human torso was used in the design, and yet it still works well. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Cristian Cook : After studying anatomical poses of soccer players, computer scanning techniques produced wire-frame images for rendering, followed by casting in highly reflective polished silver. The statue was then placed on a beautifully crafted black base, ergonomically designed to fit perfectly into the recipients’ hands. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Cristian Cook : The computer data was given to a silversmith sculptor, who used it to make a resin model of the Trophy, which was approved by the client, and then was utilised to hammer a metal coating onto, followed by a final layer of real silver. The torso shape was put onto a black marble base. .Frank Scott: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?. Cristian Cook : We researched the area of sporting trophies to make sure this design was truly original. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Cristian Cook : There are not many design awards that have categories which fit this Trophy. Usually they have categories which are only for commercial product designs. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Cristian Cook : We learnt a lot about the technology behind the production. .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. Cristian Cook : No .

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