24 February 2010

Gold, Silver and Bronze 2010!

BRAVO!!!! to Vancouver, British Colombia for the innovative design behind the medals for the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2010 Paralympics. It has set the standard for future hosting countries!   
The artist Corrine Hunt and designer (architecture-trained) Omer Arbel are the revolutionary minds behind the medals' motif.  Check out the video and links below to find out how culture, nature and sustainability came together to create one-of-a-kind jewels.

Video with designers Corrine Hunt and Omer Arbel by Motherboard.
"Canadian mining company Teck Resources was able to harvest the gold, silver, and bronze from the circuit boards of old computers and have it melted down and cast back into what are now the Olympic medals."

VANCOUVER 2010 official website
: artist, CORRINE HUNT
: designer, OMER ARBEL

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