VOLLEYBALL World Championship Trophy

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(BM) Most world cup trophies are created by sculptors. The FIVB has proven its progressive attitude by commissioning BMCO to create the new FIVB world cup trophy. It most probably is the first major championship trophy that has such a close link to contemporary design. Being offered to design such an exclusive one off piece, BMCO worked with the most skilled craftsmen to make an almost «impossible» milling piece, representing Swiss mechanics at its best. The trophy was handed over to the new world champions for the first time in Poland in 2014. Photos ©BMCO / ©FIVB / ©Philipp Haenger.

Highlighting how far Swiss Made precission can go. Pushing the limits of highly skilled craftsman and mechanics. Working with valuable materials and coatings. We took all these ingredients and created a trophy which visualizes how perfectly a team of twelve players has to harmonize to win the title of world champions.

Usually BMCO creates products which are industrially produced in big numbers. The chance to work on an iconic one off piece which is hand made and which will be in use for decades was very different.