Dezeen Awards 2020 trophies are crafted from salvaged London trees | Dezeen Awards

Dutch design studio Atelier NL has used wood from London street trees to create this year’s Dezeen Awards trophies, which will be awarded in a series of video shows next week.

The d-shaped trophies are crafted from hardwood salvaged from diseased or unsafe trees that would otherwise be chipped or burned.

The design is based on the brick trophies that Atelier NL’s Nadine Sterk and Lonny van Ryswyck designed for the first Dezeen Awards ceremony in 2018.

This year, the Dutch duo had to come up with a new design since the brick factory that produced the original trophies was forced to close down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Lately we have been working a lot with city wood, so we went to search for local wood in London,” said Sterk. “We found this beautiful workshop called Saunders Seasonings, which uses the wood from old city trees.”

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