The founders of the design studio Oiko Salva Codinach and José F. López-Aguilar, Elisava Alumni and professors of Elisava, have designed and built the new handball Champions trophy. The trophy emulates a net, deformed by the parabola made by the impact of the ball when scoring a goal, and replaces the already mythical golden arm that the winners of the European Cup have received for a decade.
According to José F. López-Aguilar, "protection, unity, teamwork, equality and sustainability" are some of the qualities that Oiko and the European Handball Federation (EHF) wanted to capture in the trophy. To achieve this, the designers have worked frame by frame to generate this curvature. In addition, the material used comes from waste collection and the leftovers from the mould have been used to make the medals, thus linking them to the trophy.
OiKo is a design office and materials consultancy focused on the transition to the circular economy. The studio designs from material research and user perception to solve new realities and offer products that are more competitive for companies, more sustainable for the planet and more emotional for the user.