The Magic Millions Country Cup is a 1200m sprint race held annually every January at the Gold Coast Turf Club. The race is comprised of Magic Millions graduates only with a winning prize of $500,000.
We created this unique and opulent trophy for the winning owner, jockey and trainer, each in varying sizes. For this year’s trophies we drew inspiration from floral arches which are present at many race days. We were able to utilise a variety of materials to create the desired effect including laser cut floral details and a laser cut gold horse silhouette which adds a touch of luxury and elegance. The logo and text were then laser etched onto the body of the trophy.
Contact us today to start creating your next custom trophy!
Photo courtesy of the Racing Queensland website
This year we were asked to update the Nautique Presidents award to a new style, to reflect the design elements used in their boats. We were able to utilise interesting and eye-catching 3D geometric shapes, which ties back to the design details within the Nautique Boats.
The main body of the award was hand veneered by our in-house joinery team, and additional details and logos were laser etched into the base. Our designers were able to create a custom 3D model of the geometric shapes, that was embedded into the face of the trophy. To finish the trophy off with a pop of colour we added a uv-printed piece of red acrylic, highlighting the clients logo.
These awards were a real hit within our team and with the client. Contact us today to start designing your next award!
Photo courtesy of Buxton Marine on Facebook
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!
We were contacted by the proud mum of one of our Gold Medal winning Australians, asking us to create a set of appreciation plaques that highlighted her sons achievements. We were stoked to be working with her on this project and are really happy with how the finished plaque turned out.
Utilising a combination of laser cut timber and printed acrylic features, this plaque showcases a replica medal alongside photos of the moments leading up to and just after receiving it. The frame also incorporates a portion of the Tokyo 2020 logo, to give it that extra special touch.
We loved working on this project, and hope to do another special project like this soon. Contact us today to begin designing yours!
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 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!
The team over at IT Wizards contacted us to design new portfolios that would intrigue desired new customers. After the initial design brief, we were given creative freedom to create something fresh that would grab the attention of potential new clients.
We designed the folders around a variety of materials and methods to produce a unique look. The folders were constructed of a mid-tone timber to bring some texture to the folders. The timber was embellished with laser etching and coloured leather with printed logos. We laser cut parts of the IT Wizards logo to incorporate the white paper from the internal pages below.
This combination of techniques produced one of a kind point of sale material for our client.
We hope to work with IT Wizards on their next innovative project! Contact us today to design your next point of sale range.