ABT Associates is a global leader in research, who use an evidence-based approach to solving difficult challenges in health, social and environmental policies. Over their 50-year history, ABT Associates have expanded rapidly, quickly growing into an international company with over 3,000 global staff.
We were contacted to create these recognition plaques to be used across their Australian offices. We selected a natural Australian timber, which was then hand-veneered by our in-house joinery team. Custom indigenous artwork was laser etched onto the front of the plaques, along with the company logo and text. We added a stepped in effect for the main information area to create a sense of depth. D-rings were added to the back of the plaque to allow the recipients to mount the plaque on the wall or to stand independently depending on their preference.
We loved creating this unique acknowledgement plaque! Contact us today to get started on your next custom project.
Nautique is an industry leading American boat manufacturer that produces the very best waterski, wakeboard and wakesurf boats on the market. Nautique continues to drive progression in their award-winning, high-quality boats and products.
Nautique is one of our favourite long-term U.S clients, and once again they reached out to us to create an extremely unique and bespoke piece for their 2022 Marketing Awards. Nautique wanted an award to present back to their top performing dealers with a design that would blow their minds. After initial discussions around the design, they had mentioned an idea of a levitating element in the award but didn’t think this would be possible to produce. After hours of researching and lots of trial and error we were able to design and create a levitating award.
Keeping in-line with the Nautique branding, we utilised black stained timber paired with a mixture of gloss and matte black acrylic. The distinctive feature in this award is the floating and rotating red Nautique logo cube. When the cube is placed over the base, it floats and rotates independently creating a unique focal piece.
This was certainly one of our biggest design challenges in recent years and we loved creating every second of it! Contact us today to discuss your next custom project.
Airtech is one of the largest manufacturers of vacuum bagging and composite tooling materials in the USA with numerous international locations.
We were contacted to create these plaques in honour of their 50th anniversary to gift to their loyal customers who have been supporting them over their long spanning history. In the initial design brief, carbon fibre was a texture the client really loved and wanted to be a feature as it ties in with the nature of their business.
We paired the carbon fibre with a natural timber which was hand veneered by our in-house joinery team. The main text of the plaque was laser etched onto the plaque with a silver acrylic plate left blank so that names could be added when required. D-rings were also mounted to the back of the plaques so that they could be hung on to the wall. The Airtech logo was printed onto white acrylic and added as a feature piece to the top of the plaque.
We loved creating these unique, custom plaques. Contact us today to get started on your next custom project.
The Magic Millions 2YO Classic is an exclusive race held at the Gold Coast Racecourse every January as part of the Magic Millions Racing Carnival. The race is a 1200m sprint and is worth $2 million in prize money.
We created this unique and luxurious trophy for the winning trainer, jockey and owner for the race. The body of the trophy was created using a natural timber that has been laser cut with a wave pattern motif. Gold acrylic accents were then added to create a touch of luxury, which ties in with the prestigious nature of the race. The race details were laser etched onto a gold acrylic plate, with the winner details being etched into the body of the trophy. We incorporated the iconic Gold Coast skyline at the and a gold acrylic, laser cut horse and jockey as a unique focal piece.
We loved creating this unique, custom trophy. Contact us today to get started on your next project!
Photos courtesy of the Magic Millions Facebook page.
Hedges Avenue, also known as Millionaire’s Row, is one of the most prestigious beachfront streets in the Gold Coast. It is comprised of multi-million-dollar homes and apartments, showcasing coastal architecture and encompassing the Gold Coast luxury lifestyle. We were contacted to create these exciting finishes boxes for a new development, 200 Hedges.
Our in-house joinery team hand crafted this box out of native Australian timber, wrapping it with a custom fabric suited to the branding of the development. The logo was then printed on the inside and outside of the box. The box also included a removable panel with images and descriptions of all the materials to be used in the ocean houses. Underneath this removable panel, we included a physical sample of each material, so that potential buyers could take out and feel all the samples, making it a unique and interactive experience.
We absolutely loved creating this unique developer box! Contact us today to create your next custom project.
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
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!
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 Penthouse Collection by Hyecorp is a beautifully designed suite of apartments in Sydney. In order to convey the luxurious samples on offer, they contacted us to design and assemble a custom finishes board.
These samples sit in an Australian Hardwood mitred tray, with handles either side for easy transport. The board features rendered images to show how the samples beside them will be used in situ.
Contact us today to organise your next custom samples tray!
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