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Watch the making of the John Jones London Design Festival Medal display cases

The John Jones team were delighted to produce the bespoke presentation cases for the London Design Festival Medals for a second year running. 

The unique design of the 2014 display case incorporates an innovative hinging system which allows the awards to be easily accessed at any time by the winner, whilst still keeping them safe and protected long-term. Each case comprises of two dark stained walnut frames and a crystal clear Optium acrylic box, hand-made by skilled UK based craftspeople in our Welwyn Garden City workshops. The medals are cradled securely and discreetly on transparent acrylic support stands, creating the impression that the awards are floating mid-air within the cases.

We were delighted to collaborate with jewellery designer Hannah Martin, who designed the stunning medals, to plate the custom made splices for the corners of each box. Each splice perfectly matches the medal in question, adding a unique and luxurious touch to the design. The winners names have been letter pressed in metallic text to match the colour of each medal onto specially cut card, complimenting the overall look and feel of the display case.

Last year’s lifetime achievement award went to the renowned Dieter Rams, the emerging talent award went to Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken, David Constantine was awarded the design entrepreneurs medal, whilst artist and designer Peter Saville was awarded the Panerai London Design Medal. We are looking forward to finding out this years winners.

For more information on our bespoke plinths, stands and display boxes please follow this link.

Read more about the London Design Festival Medals here

Watch the making of video via our You Tube channel