For the Leadership Honours Programme from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Iris Heerkens and I created a medal and its packaging. We started from the core problem with medals: they always end up in a shoebox in the closet. How did we fix this? Give the handmade packing a second function: displaying the medal.
Erasmus University offers special honours programmes, designed for highly talented and motivated bachelor students. In these programmes, the very best students and lecturers of the Erasmus University are brought together to enroll in a challenging and demanding academic-setting.
24 students received the bronze medal inside the, customized with their own name, wooden packaging. The medal is able to stick to the front because of a small magnet that’s incorporated seamlessly into the top half.