The Ranald MacDonald trophy is medal, diploma and commemorative coin in one, merged into a small, round box of woods from Asia, Europe and North America. The box is a little over three inches high and a little over three inches in diameter.
The box was designed by Josje-Marie Vrolijk, the wood was provided for by the Amsterdamsche Fijnhouthandel and the bow was made by the Open Design Centrum in Amsterdam.
|The lower part is the medal, made of Calamandar or Coromandel, also known as Macassar Ebony...|
|The diploma is lasered in corn paper, an American invention, but also used in The Netherlands...|
|The diploma fits into the medal...|
|And this is what it is all about, the world. A handful of places of importance to the life of Ranald MacDonald are marked by tiny copper nails, so especially on the Northern Hemisphere. It is made of European walnut, also known as Persion, English, Common or Old World walnut...|
|The globe fits onto the diploma and shows, thanks to a small magnet, the Northern Hemisphere...|
|The lid, made of North American maple, is, of course, engraved with a stylized portrait of Ranald MacDonald taken from a daguerreotype of the early 1850’s...|
|The boxes, left the regular award, right the life time achievement award with the Coromandel and the North American maple inverted...|
|The result for the award winners of 2016...|
All pictures @ Open Design Centrum