PortfolioNovember 2, 2018
Since 2017, Altrum host the yearly Altrum Cup charity football (soccer) tournament. The purpose of the tournament is to raise funds for Barnardo’s, a respected charity which supports vulnerable children in the UK. To celebrate the winners, a grand award, worthy of the company’s craftsmanship, is a must.
The main inspiration is the World Cup trophy, a tall, 18-carat gold statue crowned with a football. The idea is to take a modern twist on this iconic design, using a mix of premium materials, and promote the partnership with Barnardo’s.
The first step is to select the best technique to create a custom football, raised up on a star-shaped pedestal. 3D printing is the ideal solution as the technique can be customised in infinite ways, and can easily take any color with the right airbrush painting equipment. The black base is made of a glossy solid stone blend for a touch of sophistication, and the bottom platforms are aluminium for added weight and shine. Each plaque prominently showcases the Barnardo’s logo, and matches the colour of the award.
Each year, the top three teams take their awards back to the office, and Barnardo’s makes good use of the amassed funds to help the local children. Thanks to all participants for your generosity and great sportsmanship!