The winning trophy for the third edition of the formula one Indian Grand Prix is an aesthetic expression of a contemporary cup mixed with a touch of Indian tradition. Bangalore-based leading industrial designer Michael Foley has shaped the trophy for the Indian GP that starts next week.
The trophy comprises aspects of sports, technology, glamour, entertainment and youth all rolled into one masterpiece. It displays elements of both modern and traditional India
The cup is formed with 24 metal slivers that are assembled around an axis, inspired by the 24 spokes of the 'Ashoka chakra'. Aircraft grade light-weight aluminium has been used to depict this fusion.
The colours saffron, white and green are imbedded in the gaps between the slivers showing a subtle expression of the Indian tricolour. Ion-plating of anodized aluminium completes the cup, creating a unique blend of metallic black, red and silver.