The Local Organising Committee of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld 2019 commissioned Swarovski Kristallwelten as the Official Supplier, and Stora Enso Presenting Partner of the forthcoming World Ski Championships, with the creation of the prize of honour for the top six athletes of each competition.
Congeniality meets emotion
Stora Enso, together with the Austrian Ski Federation (OSV) and Swarovski Kristallwelten, presented the award co-operation: The trophy, designed by architect Christoph Haas, combines the natural product wood with the fine nobility of crystals, in the colours gold, silver, and bronze, symbolic representations of the radiant faces of the future prize winners, set against the unique mountain landscape of Seefeld.
ÖSV President Peter Schröcksnadel said about the “Alpine Jewel”: “It is a particular pleasure for us to be able to carry on the tradition, and, following on from the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Seefeld in 1985, and the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Anton am Arlberg in 2001, to be able once again to work together with Swarovski at this FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Our thanks also go to Stora Enso, who have likewise made a magnificent contribution to the design and creation of this unique prize of honour.”
“As the Presenting Partner of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld, we are keen to show a broad public what can be achieved with wood as a material of creation. Wood provides advantages not only in the context of construction technology, but also in the ecological sense. As a sustainable raw material, wood can store CO2 in the long term, and thereby provides excellent eco balance”, said Herbert Jöbstl, Managing Director of Stora Enso Austria.
Stefan Isser, Managing Director Swarovski Kristallwelten added, “the prizes of honour at the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships at Seefeld in 2019, with Swarovski crystals in the colours gold, silver, and bronze, are trophies with high symbolic value. It is a pleasure for us to be able to show admiration for the highest sporting achievements in this way, and also to be able to give the athletes, as well as the many emotional moments they will no doubt encounter, also sparkling memories of their time in Seefeld / Tyrol.“
Nearly 160 prizes of honour from Swarovski Kristallwelten & Stora Enso
The winners’ trophies were created from Stora Enso's CLT product from the mill in Ybbs, then shaped into the iconic form of the mountains by the Upper Austrian company SFK. The Swarovski crystals were then set, and a unique badge applied, with the World Championship logo and a description of the discipline, event and placing. In total, Stora Enso as the Presenting Partner, and Swarovski Kristallwelten have created nearly 160 prizes of honour, which will be on show in Seefeld during the World Championships in the VIP area, in the press centre, in the media mountain in the ORF Studio, and in the general interview area.