Cape Town - The Cape Town Cup media launch revealed the
tournament trophy, a trophy that incorporates the prominent features of the
beautiful Cape, into a stylish and practical masterpiece.
Created by Eric
Tollner of Red Earth, the features chosen to be included in the design were the
world famous Table Mountain, recently crowned one of the worlds 'New 7 Wonders
of Nature'; the Protea to symbolise the rich fynbos that forms part of the Cape
Floral Kingdom, and the prominent skyline feature of the Cape Town Stadium.
The design process involved sketching these features into
an aesthetically pleasing and practical award, incorporating a base to display
the engraving details and uprights to provide height.
The dark material base
added contrast to the bright metal work placed on and around it, with three
tiers adding substance and weight.
The uprights, created in a clear material are designed to
angle backwards, and horizontal lines were milled into each of the three
uprights to depict the lattice-like structure of the stadium.
The angles of the
uprights, based on the profile of the stadium, find a nice balance between
giving the trophy prominent height and creating a flaring out effect.
The metal design feature, created in a polished and satin
finish, was placed on the top tier of the base as a central focal point. It is
to incorporate the Table Mountain shape, curved from Devils Peak around to
Lions head, and down into Signal Hill, with a metal curve in the foreground to
depict the stadium.
The Protea flares up in the background behind Table
Mountain. Simple, clean flowing lines are chosen to capture the essence of
these elements whilst avoiding the trophy becoming too busy or cluttered.