The BRIT Awards statue for 2019 has been revealed.
Cast in solid glass, the award was designed by Sir David Adjaye, founder and principal architect of Adjaye Associates, BRITs chairman and CEO and Sony Music UK & Ireland chairman Jason Iley and Alice Beal, Sony Music UK.
Jason Iley said: : “David’s treatment has surpassed my expectations, continuing the transformation of the award, as well as building on the legacy of outstanding creativity over the past few years. BRIT winners on the night will take home a truly stunning piece of work that’s totally unique to them with each award carrying its own individual and distinctive imperfections. I’d like to thank David and his team, in particular Duncan Wilson, LASVIT and Alice Beal for all of their work in making David’s vision a reality.”
Adjaye said: “The BRIT Awards are a quintessential part of a celebration of British talent and a powerful forum to really talk about the evolving nature of British culture and the contribution of people to that culture. My take on the BRIT trophy is the manifestation of a great material forged in fire and shaped into the body of a woman. She is unique, and proportionally she is very different. For me, designing the award was an opportunity to question and explore - what is the nature of perfection and imperfection, what is the notion of beauty... it was exciting to transfer those ideas to a smaller object. Now, we have something that I really, really love; I’m very happy with it."
Adjaye partnered with Czech glassmaking and design company Lasvit.
Roman Žákovský, managing director of Lasvit, said: “Designing and manufacturing a unique piece is always challenging, but also an inspiring process. We developed many samples, we were fine-tuning the colour and texture of the glass and are very proud to partner with Sir David Adjaye and bring to the 2019 BRIT Award trophy a bit of Bohemian crystal beauty.”
In the run-up to the BRIT Awards 2019, Lewis Capaldi, Sam Fender and Mahalia were recently unveiled as the three finalists for the Critics’ Choice Award. The winner will be unveiled later this week.
The BRIT Awards 2019 with Mastercard takes place on February 20 at The O2 Arena, London. It will be broadcast live on ITV.