e15 co-founder and architect Philipp Mainzer designs an award trophy for AD Deutschland, which was presented to the winners during the AD Design Summit on 22 November 2018.
The design made from solid polished brass reflects the philosophy of e15, which is based on the pure use of material, and is manufactured by a specialised workshop in Germany. Untreated by chemicals, natural oxidation processes create a beautiful patina over time, making every trophy unique.
An award should radiate a certain value – the design for AD is very reduced as I tried to avoid the trophy being considered a functional object. The simplicity of the design celebrates the material itself – and AD as the sender.
Also read the interview with Philipp Mainzer about the cooperation on www.ad-magazin.de