Cal Haas Pavilion

June 29, 2020

In 2017 the University of California at Berkeley approached Tokens to craft VIP gifts from their retiring Haas Pavilion basketball court. We were present during the removal and worked with the demolition crew on selecting the best sections of court for this project.

 

Besides approaching us for bottle openers and pens made specifically from one of the two "Cal" markings on their floor, Cal presented a unique request. They wanted Tokens to help gift the Newell family with the large floor section bearing their name. As Pete Newell had passed away nearly ten years prior, the task became how to share this floor with his four sons who are all involved with basketball in one way or another. Tokens' solution was four coffee tables each with a portion of the floor markings.


The Haas Pavilion section was also saved and turned into an industrial art wall hanging, which now resides in the athletic offices inside the arena.

Artifact Removal

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Madison Square Garden New York Knicks

June 29, 2020

The Knicks reached out to Tokens to develop gifts from their 2004-2011 basketball floor. A number of departments pooled together based on their individual needs.

In addition to the above functional styles, MSG had a special request for what we have called a "signature block." For small events with important Knicks alumni in attendance, they wanted a departure gift. We designed this court piece with room for an autograph to commemorate each special event.

Authentic Arena Floor

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