Culture Liverpool: Liverpool’s Eurovision Handover Key

The brief :

Culture Liverpool approached us with a unique challenge: to bring to life the Liverpool Handover Key for the Eurovision commission, designed by the talented Liverpool artist Neil Keating. With creativity and craftsmanship at the forefront, we embarked on this journey with enthusiasm and dedication.

Our response:

Collaboration was key, and we teamed up with five local makers, including residents of Make, to bring the vision to life. Our process began with Tor Design, where we meticulously 3D printed the key, a task that demanded over 40 hours of precision and attention to detail. From there, under the guidance of resident Ian Currie, we assembled the components, ensuring each part fit seamlessly together.

Next came the transformation. Rachel from Quirky Design Co, working from her studio at Make North Docks, took charge of spraying and hand-painting the key, infusing it with vibrancy and personality. Noctua Jewellery lent their expertise to craft a stunning brass ring, adding a touch of elegance to the final piece.

But our work didn’t stop there. Quirky Design Co also took charge of personalizing the carry case for the key, ensuring that every aspect of the commission reflected the spirit and essence of Liverpool, adding that extra touch that would make the client’s experience truly memorable.

The result was more than just a physical object; it was a testament to the creativity and collaboration that define Liverpool’s cultural landscape. With each stroke of paint and every intricate detail, the Liverpool Handover Key became a symbol of pride and craftsmanship, ready to take its place in Eurovisions history.

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