The conceptual design for the trophy was provided by Marco Heer of Achtung!, a creative agency known internationally for their work in brand development. Having worked closely with the FIVB for a number of years, the company was responsible for designing the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship Poland 2014 logo on which the design of the trophy was based.
The FIVB then mandated two young product designers from Switzerland, Thilo Alex Brunner and Jörg Mettler to create the new World Championship trophy.With its unique contemporary design, the trophy has set itself apart from other awards in international competitions across the sporting world.
Eichenberger LTD and their mastermind, Juan Franco, have been responsible for its production. The company specialises in complex metal works mainly for the Swiss watchmaking and jewellery industry.
The coming together of an open minded sports federation, two contemporary product designers and highly skilled production specialists have made it possible to create something truly extraordinary for the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship Poland 2014.
Russia men's national volleyball team-6(1949, 1952, 1960, 1962, 1978, 1982):
The Russia men's national volleyball team is the national team of Russia. It is governed by the Russian Volleyball Federation and takes part in international volleyball competitions.
FIVB considers Russia as the inheritor of the records of Soviet Union (1948–1991) and CIS (1992).
Czech Republic men's national volleyball team-2(1956,1966):
The Czech Republic men's national volleyball team is the national team of the Czech Republic. It is governed by the Czech Volleyball Federation and takes part in international volleyball competitions.
Germany men's national volleyball team-1970:
The Germany men's national volleyball team is the national team of Germany. It is governed by the DVV (Deutscher Volleyball-Verband) and takes part in international volleyball competitions.
Poland men's national volleyball team-2(1974,2014):
The Poland national men's volleyball team is the national volleyball team from Poland, controlled by the Polski Zwiazek Pilki Siatkowej (PZPS), which represents the country in international competitions and friendly matches. Poland is one of the world's strongest teams, it is the reigning world champion since 2014 and is ranked third (as of September 2014) in the FIVB world ranking.
United States men's national volleyball team-1986:
The United States men's national volleyball team is the national team for the United States of America. It is governed by USA Volleyball.The team takes part in international competitions such as the Summer Olympics and the FIVB World League. The USA was World Champions in 1986. Hall of Famer Eugene Selznick was captain of the team for 17 consecutive years (1953–67).
Italy men's national volleyball team-3(1990, 1994, 1998):
The Italy men's national volleyball team is the volleyball national team of Italy. It dominated international volleyball competitions in the 1990s and early 2000s, by winning three World Championships in a row (1990, 1994 and 1998), six European Championships, one World Cup (1995) and eight World League (1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2000). They are the 3rd best team in the world, ranked by the FIVB as of January 2012.
Brazil men's national volleyball team-3(2002, 2006, 2010):
The Brazil men's national volleyball team is the national team of Brazil. It is governed by the Confederação Brasileira de Voleibol (Brazilian Volleyball Confederation) and takes part in international volleyball competitions. They currently hold the titles of the World League, World Grand Champions Cup, World Championship and the World Cup, as well as the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Brazil is the #1 team on the FIVB World Rankings. The team is often referred to as volleyball's "Dream Team" due to its success under coach Bernardo Rezende.