Trophies are a symbol of employees’ hard work and determination to excel, which is why it’s important for companies to display them appropriately. Some simply lock their trophies up in a cabinet where they’re never seen or heard of again. A better approach, however, is to display them out in the open where anyone can see them.
#1) Build a Custom Glass Shelf Enclosure
One idea is to build a custom glass shelf enclosure for your trophies. Assuming there’s already a shelving system installed on the wall, a thick piece of glass can be fitted directly over the shelf. This allows people to easily view the trophies, but also protects them from dirt, theft and other forms of damage. The only downside to using this method is that it’s somewhat difficult to custom cut glass, especially large pieces used in wall shelving.
#2) Open Wall Shelves
Of course, you can always choose to display their trophies on traditional wall shelves without a glass enclosure; it’s cheaper, easier and takes less time to set up. Once the shelving unit is installed on the wall, it can be used to display the trophies and accolades. Wall shelving is available in a countless number of different sizes, styles and materials, so finding one to suit a particular decor shouldn’t be difficult.
Unfortunately, there are some disadvantages to displaying trophies on open wall shelves without an enclosure. For starters, there’s always the possibility of someone accidentally bumping into the shelf and knocking one or more trophies onto the ground. And if someone is standing directly underneath it when this happens, the trophy may end up falling on his or her head.
#3) Glass Display Case
A third solution for displaying trophies is to use a professional-grade glass display case. These cases provide the highest level of protection while allowing people to view its contents. Glass display cases are also more convenient and easier to install than custom glass enclosure. Their free-standing design allows you to place them practically anywhere, regardless of whether or not there’s available space on the wall. In addition, some models have built-in lights which illuminate the trophies for greater visibility.