Modern Trophy in Ancient Form

These modern trophies, designed by Nick Ross and Fraser Reid for the Arts and Business Scotland awards, are reminiscent of vessels given out during the Olympic games in ancient Greece. Ancient trophies were meant to hold sacred oils, but over time the form has shifted from a container to what is merely a symbol of its past function. Even this modern trophy’s tripodal support gives a nod to similar ancient Roman stands, and places an equal sense of importance on the plaster vessel.

Designers: Nick Ross & Fraser Reid