The TAB Wave and Aquis race days held annually at Aquis Park on the Gold Coast was once again a hit this year! The 2021 summer carnival horseracing event features a number of different races, showcasing the best of racing talent over two weekends.
This years awards once again pay homage to the Gold Coast culture, showcasing acrylic and timber surfboard silhouettes. Layers of timber have been mounted to the surfboards to reflect the waves lapping up onto the sand, whilst the clear acrylic symbolises the crystal clear gold coast water. The Aquis Gold Nugget & Aquis Gold Pearl awards include a resin encapsulated pearl and gold nugget in the center of the surfboard. These details create an interesting feature to contrast against the Australian timber elements.
These awards definitely steal the stage, Contact us today to create your next event trophies!
The below photos are courtesy of the Gold Coast Turf Club Facebook Page.
Successfully completing its ninth year, the Magic Millions women’s racing initiative has been a groundbreaking first for women within the horse racing industry. This accolade not only promotes racehorse ownership amongst women, but also highlights the imperative roles performed by females throughout the industry.
This years trophies were designed to reflect this prestigious initiative and showcase the sophistication shown throughout the carnival. Negative space has been left in the center of the award to create a light and airy gesture like the movement of a racehorse galloping when all their legs are completely off the ground. We designed this feature with the idiom, “run like the wind”, in mind.
We were able to utilise a variety of materials to create the desired effect. An aluminium inlay through the centre of these trophies creates an elegant and eye-catching feature. The silver horse motif has been broken down to resemble the different muscle groups of a horse. The use of deep mahogany coloured timber against the clear acrylic and silver elements make this trophy a distinct and high-end piece, perfect for all trophy cabinets.
Contact us today to start creating your next custom trophy!
Property Solutions Australia is an award winning property development group, renowned for developing projects with exceptional quality and outstanding investment potential. The Mill is the latest undertaking by PSA Group, situated within the vibrant heart of Southport.
This samples board embodies the quality that PSA Group is known for. Featuring solid Tasmanian Oak Timber, hand sanded and finished by our talented production team, while a printed face panel highlights the finishes available to the client.
These types of sample boards are invaluable to any property development display suite; contact us today to start designing yours!
We have been lucky enough to work with the Gold Coast Turf Club on multiple occasions, producing a range of different trophies and awards, for their horse racing events. We recently designed a perpetual trophy for the Gold Coast Cup race at the Royal Randwick racetrack in Sydney. A perpetual award allows the client to continue adding winners for years to come, which is a great way to honour a legacy event.
Our team used a mix of materials and techniques to bring this piece to life. Layered and printed acrylic reveals the Surfers Paradise skyline, with the blue ocean hues layered in the background. The blonde Australian timber has pattern details laser cut into the surface to reveal beautiful gold-mirrored embellishments glistening underneath. Gold plaques line the edges of the award to provide spaces for the yearly winners.
If you are after a trophy that can be updated year to year, contact us today to see how we can help!
Photo courtesy of the Gold Coast Turf Club Instagram account
Surf Life Saving South Australia recently contacted us to redesign their Hall of Fame Awards. These newly updated awards will be proudly displayed at their headquarters for many years to come.
The pieces feature a real surf life saving cap, captured behind acrylic, and framed by Australian native timber. The laser cut wave details add depth to the piece, with the laser etching showcasing the award recipient. Our production team did an amazing job finishing this piece, creating a silky smooth timber finish.
Contact us today to see what kind of frame designs we can come up with for you!
The below image was taken by Surf Life Saving South Australia.
One from the archives! The 4217 fit out from 2017 was a very thorough project that included the making and installation of shop signage, building signage, and a mural that featured the brands mission statement. Ensuring that all elements tie together smoothly is something our designers specialise in.
The shop signage features stunning New Guinea Rosewood, with a folded opal acrylic light box to showcase individual branding. These light boxes were an interesting way to grab customers’ attention, promoting the businesses that reside in The 4217.
The main building signage utilises coloured aluminium panel embedded into a greenery wall to create an eye grabbing signage display and making the building easily identifiable.
Do you need a complete custom fit out? Contact us today to see how we can help!
The Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens were in need of a signage system that helps educate the public about native flora and fauna. Our design and production team were able to craft an educational, visually pleasing, and long lasting system that meets all requirements set out by the Botanic Gardens.
By using long lasting materials such as aluminium and a high quality vinyl system, these signs are able to withstand the harsh Australian elements. These materials were CNC routed in house to the design specifications given and used in correlation with a powder coated finish in order to match other displays throughout the park.
Contact us today if you are in need of some custom signage!
One of the more recent projects we have worked on for Nautique are the 2019 Dealers awards. The Nautique brand are always encouraging and rewarding their stockists and staff for their achievements and progress.
The trophies have been designed to be very geometric and angular, which merges in with the Nautique action sport branding. Through the use of timber, acrylic, anodised aluminium and exposed dome screws, this design provides a very tactile and stylish solution for any awards event. Having a gap between the acrylic and aluminium also provides an added sense of depth throughout the piece.
Like the look of anodised aluminium? See how we can utilise it in your next job. Contact us today to find out more.
Our friends at the Brisbane City Council recently approached us again to create feedback boxes for their Sound Society event. These events showcase live music from varying artists, and encourage people to enjoy a relaxing afternoon. A simple design featuring the sound society branding was approved for production.
The production team were able to bring these boxes to life by utilising our CNC Router and joinery techniques. We then laser etched the sliding lid, and assembled to get the finalised product. These boxes are perfect to gain valuable feedback and suggestions from patrons who attend community events, so that considerations can be made for future events.
Need to receive community feedback in a stylish way? See how we can help. Contact us today!
BDA Architecture recently contacted us requesting a wall mounted sample board for one of their clients. We put together a design that utilises their branding guidelines, as well as showcases the three colour schemes that will be available. This resulted in a large and beautifully finished board that fit all of the client’s requirements into one display.
For this piece we CNC Routed solid Oak, giving it perfect hand finished corners. The timber was white washed to coincide with the branding guidelines and give a softer edge to the timber than a stark white. The white cover board has printed titles that marry up with the displayed samples.
Sample Boards are in high demand at the moment! Contact us today to see how we can design yours.
We were super excited to work with the Magic Millions Carnival this year. Attracting global attention, this race meeting is one of the top 10 richest in the world!
The trophies that we designed for the Country Cup highlight the prestige that comes with winning the event. The elements featured within this trophy include gold mirror acrylic and timber, which have both been laser cut and etched. Another cool feature is the blue aluminium used in the shadow of the horse head. This was achieved using a process called anodisation, which gives the metal a very rich colour.
These elements come together to create a sophisticated and unique trophy, fit for a Magic Millions race win. We love how these trophies turned out, and hope to do more projects like this in the future!
Contact us now to start designing your own unique project
We were recently approached by Gilimbaa to help with a creative fit out for one of the Shell offices. Gilimbaa are a Brisbane based company who specialise in strategic and connected communication design, for and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. This office fit out design allowed us to work with shapes and experiment on our machinery in ways we normally wouldn’t get the chance to.
These room signs were CNC Routed out of solid pieces of Tasmanian Oak, allowing beautiful blonde tones to be showcased through the final project. We were able to incorporate a rounded more natural edge to give the shape a more organic look. Laser etching was utilised for the text and imagery, which has reinforced the natural and flowing style of this project.
This was a really fun project for us to work on. We accomplished some great results and learnt some new techniques along the way!
Contact us today to find out how we can help fit out your office!