Recent Projects

World Science Festival Brisbane 2017 - Custom Signage

The Queensland Museum Network holds exclusive license to host the World Science Festival in the Asia Pacific, reinforcing Australia’s position as a knowledge economy and igniting new and challenging discussions in and about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The Event had a turn out of 120,367 attendances – double what was anticipated.  247 participants and exhibitors from 10 countries showing all kinds of Science goodness.  So it was great fun working in conjunction with Sharon Penny some ‘sciency’ sculptures for both entrances. We used a varying combination of materials to create a molecular inspired piece, and a multifaceted crystal-like structure mounted to preexisting trusses.

2017 Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Champion Trophies

Kicking off both the men’s and women’s WSL World Championship Tours, the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast was held at the renowned local surf spot, Snapper Rocks, in mid March 2017. Featuring some of the world’s best surfers, including Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Mick Fanning and Stephanie Gilmore, among others, the event brought spectators by the thousands to the warm white sands of Coolangatta.

Tasked with the honourable duty of creating customised competition trophies for the contest winners, we went all out to create a product that reflected both our love for the ocean and Australia’s natural beauty.

With a desire to utilise quality local materials, we chose locally sourced, native Australian timber to pay homage to the origins and location of the competition, using the timber as both the backdrop and frame for the trophies. For the central focal point and inner portion, we created a unique and stylised birds eye view of Snapper Rocks, accomplished by overlaying laser cut coloured acrylics in order to portray the point break  waves that Snapper Rocks is so known for. Lastly, we layered laser cut timbers to represent the surrounding sand and rocks, creating a final cohesive look that speaks to both the location and overall surfer lifestyle.

After a fierce and exciting competition, surfer Owen Wright powered through the finals to become the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Champion alongside runner up and fellow Aussie surfer, Matt Wilkinson. In the women’s competition, Aussie surfer Stephanie Gilmore took home the top trophy, while American Lakey Peterson snagged runner up.

Our trophies glimmered in the well-deserved winners’ arms at the end of their fierce display of skill, and we continue to show our support for the sport of surfing, both locally and beyond.

Interested in having customised trophies created for your event? Get in touch, and we look forward to making your vision a reality.

 

Photo courtesy of Corey Wilson 

Dude A Palooza Custom Wooden Box

This was a special project created for a US client. The custom wooden box features a laser etched image, detailed joinery and dovetail corners all constructed from American White Oak.

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Wipeout Dementia Custom Trophy

Wipeout Dementia is a one day surf competition that provides vital funds for research into dementia through the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA). We have the opportunity to design and produce the awards for all of the Wipeout Dementia events and we always manage to throw different ideas and designs together.  This time we created a custom branded trophy consisting of layered acrylic and UV printed wood panels.

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Flamin Mongrels - Laser Etched Chopping Boards

The guys over at Flamin’ Mongrels approached us to help create some customised laser etched promotional boards for their affiliates. We think they look great in their natural surroundings!

Metricon Homes Custom Trophy

We were contacted by Metricon Homes to create some Thank You awards to celebrate the fact that they were awarded Australia’s number 1 house builder in 2016. The sleek design is created using laser etched solid wood and layered black and metal finish acrylic.

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Raw Espresso - Baseball Bat Awards

Raw Espresso came in to get some fun awards for their Latte Art Smackdown. These bats turned out great and the grain in the timber really came out nicely!

2017 Superbowl 51 - Patriots Win!

Congratulations to the Patriots on their win yesterday. Here’s a little something we put together for the champions, what a great game!

Jim Moran - Custom Layered Awards

Founded by Jim Moran in 1984, the Youth Automotive Training Center (YATC) educates disadvantaged youth in basic automotive repair, academic remediation, job readiness and life management skills. YATC students have the opportunity to learn a trade, plan for the future and become productive members of the community.

These awards were created for the Jump Start Golf event that helps raise funds to keep the training center running at the highest possible standard. We used a combination of perspex and laser etched custom timbers to create this modern award.

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FYA Unleashed - Custom Acrylic and Timber Awards

 

As part of the Unleashed Festival , FYA holds the annual Unleashed Awards, where they celebrate the achievements and diversity of Australia’s young dreamers, doers, thinkers and creators. So here are some cool trophies built for the event. Using laser cut acrylic and joinery finished native hardwood timber, we created something quite fun and stylish. 

 

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Custom-Made Timber Espresso Machine Cover

A charming coffee house and restaurant located in Byron Bay, The Roadhouse features a menu of nourishing whole foods, gathering much of their inspiration and ingredients through sustainable farming and sourcing of the best locally-grown produce. Featuring a rotating daily menu of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner items proudly displayed on their Hunter & Gatherers Board, The Roadhouse is an Australian staple for foodies, locals and visitors alike.

Tasked with creating a custom cover for their in-house espresso machine, we laser-etched the popular ‘Roady’ branding onto beautiful native hardwood timber, reflecting their passion for the use of natural materials. Adding classic joinery design and a simple laser-etched ‘Take Away’ under the custom branding, we are proud of our latest work for this sustainable, eco-conscious local business.

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(Photography from The Roadhouse)

Custom Made Timber Art Easels

Here are some custom constructed timber easels made from pine and hardwood blackbutt joinery elements with solid brass clips to hold artworks in place. With it’s subtle elements and quality materials, we love this simple and rugged design.

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Hand crafted design solutions for forward thinking industries

Some of our valued clients

Olympus
Vittoria Coffee
Bond University
The Australian Army
RVCA
Jetstar
Coopers Brewery
Queensland Health
Quiksilver
Hurley
Nike
War Memorial