Campbelltown City Council have become a great client of ours that we have worked with multiple times over the years and this year we were very happy to be making their Australia Day Awards for 2019.
Inspired by some of our encapsulated awards, our designers came up with a unique look for the trophies showing a mixture of encased timbers and exposed edges. The base has cut throughs to show coloured acrylics coming through and is finished with our signature laser etching.
Does your company have an upcoming event that recognises outstanding workers? Contact us today to see how we can make something custom just for you!
As part of their all-new release, Nautique wanted 50 exclusive one-of-kind gift boxes to be designed and manufactured. Having made many products in the past for the company, the team once again contacted us to create something bespoke with the same action sports flare we have emulated for them in the past.
Each box was hand crafted by our joinery team from solid American Walnut timber we sourced from our local timber yards and milled down to profile. There is always something special about personally selecting the perfect timber for the job and watching it be transformed through out the process. Our favourite part of these boxes is the subtle continuous timber grain that wraps around the box, keeping the grain continuous instead of using four different parts of timber allows for a flawless finish.
The internal sections of the box were custom cut and tested to achieve the perfect snug fit for the thermos, portable charger, gift cards and lapel pins. This piece was then finished off with a laser cut and printed lid to complete the signature Nautique style. As we design and manufacture our products in house, there is always a great sense of accomplishment with the team when we complete our projects, and this one was definitely one for the books.
Do you have a client you want to send a custom gift or sample box? Contact us today and have a chat on how we can create something unique for you!
Last year we had the privilege of creating some more custom products for the Australian Defence Force School of Intelligence. To be placed in their mess hall, the team had requested we etch the history of the school onto an existing tabletop, as it was the only part of the Canungra base that wasn’t sporting their history within the mess hall. The mess hall was lined with several long tables that had been around for decades so it was a more unique way to engage people than just having old photos on the wall.
Using a pine timber to match the existing tables, the very old photos under went a intense trial and error period to find the perfect contrast to etch the images. The detailed artwork was etched into the top in one session over several hours so everything needed to be perfect. The piece was then treated with a high gloss glass coat to ensure resistance to damage throughout its lifetime. We also took care of refinishing the table frame with a new paint job to bring it back to life.
The feedback from the School of Intelligence was overwhelming as everyone was thrilled with the final outcome. Did you know we create custom furniture pieces? We can create pieces for events & marketing as well as more permanent pieces. If you have a project in mind, get in contact today!
This display stand was made to look like an emergency fire box that will be fitted out to hold a beer and a shoe for an emergency shoey, an Australian ritual often undertaken as a bringer of good fortune.
The boxes consist of intricate joinery and completed with a satin emergency red paint finish. The boxes are double sided so they can be placed either on a shelf or in the middle of the room and be viewed from many angles, rather then your average point of sale strut cards which are only viewed from the front. The box features an acrylic panel at the front with printed graphics and text. The lids can be slid up and down so the graphics on the internal of the box and the shoe/can of beer can be interchanged with the seasons. The box also displays large logos on the sides so that even from the sides, the customers will know the Mad Hueys are up to something.
Wanting to create some custom Point of Sale or marketing products for your company, contact us today to see how we can create something bespoke for your company!
Having previously worked with Coopers on their beer tap decals, we welcomed the opportunity to work with them again and incorporated their iconic branding into this A-Frame design!
These A-Frames sit on top of the bar and contain a chalkboard so that specials and custom messaging can be displayed. The timber is an aged rustic locally sourced timber, which creates a surrounding boarder for the chalkboard. We laser etched the coopers tagline into the base of the frame which creates a tactile element for the customers to engage with. Finally, we finished the piece off with the Coopers timber decal at the top. The pop of colour against the dark weathered timber really draws in attention and sells this design.
If you would love to have some custom marketing products designed and manufactured to draw in new customers, contact us today and check out our other point-of-sale projects to spark some ideas!
Alder Constructions is a construction company specialising in complex projects who have branched themselves into a wide range of disciplines including civil, building and infrastructure construction.
As a way to show their gratitude to their long-time employees, Alder contacted us with a request to create an honour board with the names of their employees who had dedicated 10+ years of service to the company.
This plaque uses a combination of acrylic and custom joinery features, as well as the removable and updatable panel displaying the employees names. It was important in this piece to create a plate that could be removed and updated as it needed to be accessible for future names to be added as well as easy for the client to re-install the plate.
Have some long-time employees who deserve recognition? Contact us today to see how we can make a custom honour board for your company.
With many high-rises, new buildings and renovations being completed on the Gold Coast, a much anticipated project for the regions residents and tourists include the soon to be unveiled Jewel buildings. A project being completed by the Yuhu Group, they aim to produce these towers to exemplify elegance and sophistication with superb materials, texture, character and bespoke fixtures to create the ultimate expression in luxury and style.
In August 2018 the tallest tower of the three reached a significant construction milestone and celebrated a topping out ceremony where a palm tree was lifted to the rooftop. To mark the special occasion, DBI contacted us to create a bespoke high-end plaque to remain on the rooftop that reflected the style throughout the buildings, as well as also using products that were just as luxurious as the Jewel brand.
The finished outcome was a solid timber stand with a solid timber insert with the option of hanging the piece up by a D-Ring at the back if the stand is not needed. Each piece had a black japan finish and a brass brushed acrylic with laser etching.
Have something to unveil? We are here to help, contact us today so we can have a chat!
Arup is a worldwide independent firm of designers, engineers, architects, planners, consultants and technical specialists working in many areas of infrastructure with the aim to shape a better world for the future. Their buildings are award winning and span all over the world; just some of their most well known projects include The Sydney Opera House, The London Eye and The Beijing Stadium (Bird’s Nest).
As part of a reconciliation with traditional owners of the land in Australia, Arup wanted to pay their respects and have some custom plaques made for their different office locations that would honour the traditional owners. Using Australian native timber, each panel was laser etched and placed inside a custom in-house made frame featuring laser cut indigenous inspired illustrations created by Gilimbaa.
If you would like some custom made plaques made for your business, contact us about how we can create a customised piece for your office.
For this project we were happy to welcome back a customer, Fossil. We have previously designed some trophies for Fossil but this time we were given the task of creating some timber boxes to house Champagne and glass flutes for their Executive Leadership Team.
Keeping true to their vintage and classic design aesthetic we wanted to incorporate the raw edges of the timber instead of coving them up. The final design also kept the natural look and feel of the timber with no stain or varnish. We then finished up with laser-etched text onto the lid.
Wanting to create some custom boxes for an event or a gift? Contact us today for a quote, we would love to create something unique for you!
For an upcoming awards night at the Aquis Gold Coast Turf Club, the team there contacted us to create some boxes for the winners that contained a golden horseshoe. Having previously created the perpetual trophy for their Gold Coast Cup event, we were excited to work with the turf club again to create some more unique pieces.
The box features laser cut out patterned details around each side, which tie into the existing style from their trophies. This laser cut filigree reveals blue details showing from beneath the screen.
If you are wanting a unique product made for your business, contact us today we would love to have a chat about how we can make your idea become a reality!
Potato Press is a Gold Coast based design company that specialises in creating unique and memorable products across a wide range of industries. So, when the Commonwealth Games Committee approached us to discuss designing the medal boxes for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, our team unsurprisingly jumped at the opportunity to be a part of this historic event.
Taking place every four years, the Commonwealth Games took place on the Gold Coast shores from the 4th to the 15th of April 2018. The multi-sport event invited members of the Commonwealth to compete, with more than 4,400 athletes, including 300 para-athletes, from 71 Commonwealth Games Associations, taking part. Potato Press were honoured to be able to contribute to this piece of Gold Coast history.
The design and construction
The design and construction of the medal boxes was no easy feat. 1,600 individual pieces were required, and it took a great deal of work and coordination to ensure they were all uniform and finished to the highest standard. At Potato Press we pride ourselves on thinking outside the box and wanted to create something nostalgic that could be treasured for many years to come. We wanted athletes to take something home that paid testament to all the hard work they had put into winning the medals contained within.
The finished products were made from Australian Blackbutt timber, with every piece hand finished, taking up to 2-3 days to complete. The laser cut boxes resembled a stylised version of the sand and waves that line the iconic Gold Coast shore. Looking down through the cut outs to the medal within, invoked the feeling of looking through the water to the seabed. With the ocean forming such an important part of the Gold Coast experience, it made perfect sense to incorporate these features into the design.
An exciting project for our entire team!
“To know that the fastest man or woman at the Commonwealth Games, or some of the 4,400 athletes competing are going to be taking these pieces all across the world is phenomenal.”
The internal timber facia was inscribed with the three driving words behind the 2018 Commonwealth Games: Humanity. Equality. Destiny. Our team were enamoured by the embodiment of this message across the event, and the hardworking crew who worked on the medal boxes look forward to contributing to the rich and thriving culture of the Gold Coast through more innovative and exciting projects.
Got a project you’d love to see come to life? Contact our team today!
Located in north Queensland about 15 minutes east of Bundaberg, the Mon Repos Turtle Centre & Conservation Park is one of the Queensland Government’s most prestigious animal encounter and protection projects.
Home to the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific, Mon Repos offers unique turtle encounters, school excursions and more for those interested in learning more about this prized animal population.
In honour of one man’s hard work and dedication to turtle conservation, we were tasked with creating a custom award for Dr. Col Limpus for his invaluable 50 years of turtle research, spanning from 1968 to 2018.
Wanting to create a modern yet memorable award, we chose solid blackbutt timber with custom brass cut elements and UV print acrylics, adding laser etched artwork and custom paint accents to the rectangular-shaped design of the award. With the turtle logo and Dr. Col’s name prominently displayed, we added a unique portrait etching of Limpus with a turtle for added sentimentality.
We hope Dr. Col loved this award as much as we do, and congratulations to the Queensland Government for their hard work in preserving Australia’s natural beauty and turtle populations.