BRIT Awards statuette designed by Sir Anish Kapoor unveiled for 2018

It's quite the design...

The BRIT Awards have unveiled their new statuette for 2018, designed by visionary British sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor.

With a career spanning more than four decades, Turner prize winning Kapoor has designed a sculpture that sees the goddess Britannia encased in a red shell.

His involvement comes after the 2017 statuette was designed by the late Dame Zaha Hadid, who was responsible for designing the Aquatic Centre at London’s Queen Elizabeth Park.

Kapoor, who also designed the ArcelorMittal Orbit, said: “I am pleased to have designed the BRIT award for 2018.  Sculpture is often a process of positive and negative form.  I have made the award using both.”   

BRITs Chairman and Chairman & CEO of Sony Music UK and Ireland Jason Iley said: “Sir Anish has created some of the most adventurous and memorable works of our life time which is reflected in the new BRIT award. He constantly pushes boundaries and challenges the norm and I love the way he has reimagined this year’s award. The beauty of this award is that it challenges perspectives.  Every which way you look at it, you discover more.” 

The BRIT Awards 2018 with Mastercard will be broadcast live on ITV – Wednesday 21st February from Londons O2 Arena.