Designer and experimental artist Martin Ruiz de Azua's new medal design, above, will soon hang from the necks of champions at Barcelona's 2010 European Athletics Championships. The "minimalistic V-shaped medal...aims to reflect the simplicity, honesty and dynamism of athletics" and is just one in a long series of medals and trophies (some shown below) designed by Ruiz de Azua; our favorite is his transparent, bubble-filled circular design for the 2003 World Swimming Championships, below.
Readers may recognize Ruiz de Azua's name from his rotomolded Flod stool from 2007/8. Click here to check out his medals, furniture and more.
via european athletics