We recently had the huge privilege to work with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland on a very special project. The Goddard space flight center has “More than 50 Goddard spacecraft explore Earth and soar through the solar system, collecting observations to be parsed and studied by scientists around the world. Goddard’s missions support multiple scientific disciplines, including Earth science, solar science and the sun-Earth environment, planetary studies and astrophysics.” (https://www.nasa.gov/goddard)
For this project we were asked to design and create an interactive award. The award needed to relate to the scientific nature of the center and also be structurally sound for the next 10 years, as this was to be a perpetual award. After much research, we decided to design a rolling ball maze game. In total we created two awards, the Science award, which was based around our solar system, and the Engineering award, which was based around the satellite missions that have launched from the flight center. The rolling ball maze game has been designed for a space marble to roll around a maze, through and behind planets, stars and satellites and into the center of the award. The maze can be quite a feat considering the award stands at 23 inches tall!
Besides the interactive maze game in the center of the award, this award also features 3D laser etched timber details, engraveable plaques on the sides of the awards for the winning recipients and gold metallic mirror details to give the awards a retro arcade game feel.
Our clients were thrilled with the outcome and so were we! If you have an project that needs some creative flare, Contact us today to find out how we can help.
We were very lucky at the end of last year to be involved in a project that is all about supporting women! The Magic Millions racing women’s bonus is all about recognising women in racing and racehorse ownership amongst women. Now in its eighth year, this incentive is promoting the important roles played by women in the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry. We were approached by the Magic Millions to design an iconic award that would represent the importance of the race.
These stunning trophies feature a mixture of electroplated metals in several types of finishes to create a beautifully unique 3D effect. The racehorse motif was designed around the main muscles a horse uses to gallop. These lines were also stylised to reflect the waves of the iconic Gold Coast beaches. The metals along with the cut out relief areas allow depth and movement in the piece.
The species of timber used in this piece grows native to the Gold Coast and also has a warm sandy tone to it. The timber has been laser etched which brings another tactile element to the award.
These elements combined create a sophisticated, 3D layered trophy, truly meant for a race winner.
Contact us today to discover how we can create a stunning trophy for your next event!
Photos shown below have been supplied by the Magic Millions, showcasing the Women’s Bonus Winner.
The Premier’s Awards for Excellence is an initiative of the Queensland Government to acknowledge the exemplary work by individuals and teams across the Queensland public sector. We had the amazing opportunity to design and produce these trophies for the Queensland government to present at their ceremony.
The design was based around the existing event brand collateral, in particular the multi-coloured star motif representing the different categories. It features acrylic printed elements that promote the award category and the winners. We’ve incorporated a South-east Queensland timber into this trophy. Where possible, we like to use timbers that are relevant to our client’s projects, especially for location specific events as it allows the winners to take a “part” of Queensland home with them.
Are you in need of a custom award? Contact us today and let us create something unique for your event.
Once again we have had the pleasure to work with Nautique on their 2019 international and domestic marketing awards. For this year’s awards, we have based the design around a custom 3D acrylic feature encased in a black stained timber. The 3D acrylics create the numbers “2019” to recognize the corresponding event year. The red acrylic on the black timber creates a nice contrast and allows the color to “pop”. Clear and chrome acrylics are also featured on this award to bring an industrial touch which ties into the mechanical nature of the Nautique brand.
Are you looking for a trophy to pack some punch? Contact us today to see how we can add depth to your next piece.
Some people go all out for their mates! These custom joinery gift boxes for a fishing trip look great. Using solid Tasmanian oak with UV printed elements to add that personalised touch.
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!
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!
Working again with the crew at The Mad Hueys, we were asked to work with them to create another point-of-sale item to accompany their previous display stands.
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!