Design Matters is a prominent and experienced company for Building Designers and industry professionals. Members are supported via government advocacy programs, education, mentoring and networking. They share a passion for sustainability and better design. Design Matters reached out to us in need of a custom award that features elements used in building processes.
Our design team utilised a concrete base feature in conjunction with hand veneered native timber. It was then embellished this with laser etching, gold acrylic details and printed text. This trophy highlights the Design Matters aim to maintain quality building design with the highest professional and ethical standards.
We enjoyed researching and experimenting with concrete elements to find the perfect design solution for this award. Contact us today to discuss your next design solution.
Boating Magazine named Nautique Boats ‘Super Air Nautique GS22E’ Boat of the Year! Voted on by the editorial staff of Boating Magazine, this coveted award celebrates the most innovative and impressive boat model in all type, size and categories tested. The team at Nautique is extremely proud to bring home this sought-after award and wanted a trophy to commemorate this important accolade at the Miami Boat show.
We were able to create a sizable trophy, using geometric angles and gold mirror elements. The propeller in the centre of the award spins to create an interactive feature, while the black stained timber makes the red and gold details pop.
We are very proud to work with Nautique again on their awards this year and congratulate them on this tremendous accomplishment.
Contact us today to start designing your next feature trophy!
Our friends over at the Gold Coast Turf Club contacted us to help create a custom stand for their TAB Military Rose Plate award. The award pays tribute to one of only three Gold Coast trained horses in history to have won the Magic Millions 2YO Classic!
After we were supplied with the existing Rose Gold plate, we developed a base shape to showcase the plate whilst making sure the plate wouldn’t be too top heavy. To embellish the base we utilised laser cutting techniques to feature a rose coming through the timber. We also included a large scale laser etch over the edges to create a tactile and contrasting feature. Felt was also utilised in the centre slot, to prevent any scratching occurring on the plate.
We were very pleased with the outcome of this base. Contact us
today to start designing custom awards for your next event.
The team at Gallant visual contacted us recently to help produce a Maternity Ward sign to announce new baby arrivals. This piece had to be updateable for each new baby, declaring their given name, date of birth, weight and height. We were able to work with Gallant Visual in order to make this sign a reality.
We used a native Australian timber to create this important piece of signage with matching shelving for the acrylic letters. The sign also features laser etched details and text, which makes for great announcement photos of the new addition with their families. We always supply these signs ready to install, with all mounting hardware required.
Contact us today to arrange your next signage installation.
The annual NAIDOC Awards Ceremony recognise the outstanding contributions that Indigenous Australians make to improve the lives of Indigenous people in their communities, to promote Indigenous issues in the wider community or the excellence they’ve shown in their chosen field. The Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy contacted us to help create the awards for this momentous celebration.
It was important to us to use an Australian Native timber in these awards. Highlights of colour have been used to distinguish each category as well as to match the existing indigenous illustrations. The dark timber really brings out the colours and allows the white text to pop.
We really enjoyed working on this project; Contact us today to start designing your next award!
The prestigious Gold Coast Cup Race day was held during May of 2021, and was a day filled with excitement and surprise winners. We were tasked with making a series of trophies for this exhilarating event.
These awards feature components of gold mirror, textural timbers and edgy colour accents that spotlight the event and the hardworking winners. We love working with the Gold Coast Turf Club to design and create these works of art for their numerous race days throughout the year.
Contact us today to design up your next feature awards.
The below photos are courtesy of the Gold Coast Turf club facebook page
The Queensland Reconciliation Awards recognise efforts undertaken by businesses, community organisations, educational institutions and government bodies that are going above and beyond their core business to foster reconciliation and pave the way for a better future. The Department of the Premier and Cabinet approached us to create an exciting new concept for the awards. Indigenous artist, Jordana Angus and Carbon Creative developed this beautiful illustration for the event. The “artwork is an interpretation of what Reconciliation in Australia means to me (Jordana) and recognises the positive steps that businesses, organisations and educational institutions are taking towards reconciliation in Queensland.”
These exceptional awards utilise native Australian timbers with etched text and logo’s to highlight the deserving winners. The supplied artwork encapsulated within this trophy has been broken up into layers for added depth and intrigue throughout the piece. Jordana created so many beautiful elements and symbols in this artwork that we really wanted to highlight all the aspects of them. We wanted the illustrations to be the focal point of the awards with the natural timbers enhancing the earthy colours of the artwork.
Reach out today to discover how we can adapt your brand in to stunning pieces like this one!
The below photos are courtesy of the QLD Government
Amazon reached out to us to design and create a trophy that resembled an Amazon shipping box to award students at Michigan State University.
We utilised a solid block of hard maple timber which we printed on all sides to look like a real life shipping box! We printed everything from the corrugations in the cardboard to the iconic Amazon shipping tape and the final effect was an uncanny resemblance to the real thing!
We loved working on this project with Amazon. If you have a fun new project you want to bring to life, Contact us today!
We were approached by Alfred, a Sydney based design studio, to help bring their design concepts for a whiskey tasting kit to reality. These boxes were made for the 2020 Diageo Special Releases single malt scotch Whiskey “Rare by Nature” range. The tasting kit highlights the eight whiskey releases, each with their own tasting glass and food pairings.
These kits feature a pale blonde timber which tones in with the deep red and gold of the “Rare by Nature” colour scheme. The box was designed so the lid slides off easily and is flush with all sides. Internally we have installed custom foam inserts to fit the supplied whiskey bottles and glasses snuggly so they can be shipped without the risk of damage to the fragile glass inside. Each sample is also clearly labelled for ease of identification by the user.
This was a great project to work on, and we hope to work with the team at Alfred again soon!
Contact us to arrange your next custom media kit.
The below photo’s are courtesy of the Whiskey and Wisdom Blog
The Magic Millions hold a number of prestigious horse racing events throughout the year and we were honoured once again to create their new 2020-2021 awards suite.
The trophies were designed in-house by our creative team who wanted to represent the tools of the trade that are used in hours of training to get racehorses to award winning standards. Our team drew inspiration from the black leather saddles and boots that are a hardy yet luxurious material that feature throughout racing as a sport. Black leather feature panels have been recessed into the sides of the awards, decorated in debossed gold-foiled letters.
We were able to incorporate a native Australian hardwood timber adorned with a laser etch as one of the main features of this trophy. We have accompanied the contrasting tones of the timber and black leather with glossy gold titles plates. These gold plates match the gold foil debossed winners text that run vertically along the leather features.
A timeless design to last many years, these awards exhibit a multitude of construction techniques which radiate a highly refined finish. Contact us today to enquire about a custom design for your event!
The below photo’s are courtesy of the Magic Millions Facebook Page
The Indie Beer Awards celebrate and reward brewers all around Australia for their hard work and dedication to their craft. Despite 2020 being a challenging year for all, the Indies were once again a success! These bold trophies signify a champion in their field, and are displayed proudly in breweries throughout the country. We have been working with the team at IBA
going on 4 years now and hope to keep working with them in the future!
Utilising Native Australian timber, these trophies are CNC routed to shape and embellished with laser etched award details. The gloss red acrylic is a nice contrast with the mid-tone timber hues, while a black and gold badge is attached to the face. These elements come together to create a stylish award that truly captures the IBA spirit.
Contact us today to start designing your next eye-catching timber award.
The team at Nick Did This reached out during 2020 to get two reconciliation awards created for their client. After consulting with the Nick Did This team, we were able to bring their design to life.
Through the use of layered timber and coloured cut-through sections, this trophy is striking and sophisticated. We used a stained native Australian Timber combined with printed details to create this piece. The contrast between the dark timber and light pastel coloured details really make this award pop! We are really happy with how these awards turned out, and look forward to working with the Nick Did This team again in the future! Contact us to work with us on your next trophy!