Year after year, the production of Core77 Design Awards' customized trophies involves getting all the small details right, so we only work with fabrication companies we trust will bring a dedicated level of precision to their work. For several iterations, that company for us has been 3ERP.
Core77's 2019 trophies in all their glory, produced by 3ERP.
The Core77 awards trophies require attention due to their dual nature as both an award and a production tool. The trophies were designed as a working mold that can be used to create countless duplicates out of wax, rubber, even chocolate, meaning each one produced demand accuracy both inside and out.
2020 trophies by 3ERP are now in production! Here's a sneak preview of the CNC milling process.
Core77 Design Awards trophies are CNC-milled from aluminum, and can be both displayed as a trophy and used as a mold to create copies of the trophy for team members.
3ERP is a perfect match for our awards not only for their high-quality fabrications, but also their ability to manufacture in low volumes. Their fabrication team happily takes on our batch of 36 individually customized trophies and delivers with an extra-high quality finish. This year's aluminum trophies were produced using precision CNC milling combined with careful hand finishing for a beautiful result.
And turnaround is fast—after files are delivered, it simply takes a matter of a few weeks for a digital file to transform into a high-quality product shipped out to our awards winners. So cheers to another fantastic year of the Core77 Design Awards, and all of our partners like 3ERP that make celebrating designers' hard work possible.