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.
Granddad Jack’s is the first Gold Coast based Craft Distillery in Australia, focusing their talents on creating small batch spirits and liqueurs. Their distillery has won multiple international awards for their signature gins and coffee liqueur. Their exclusive Bailiff Whiskey batches are all single barrel releases, making them all completely unique.
Due to the handcrafted nature of the whiskey, the team at Granddad Jack’s wanted a label to match these limited run releases. The bottle features a custom black leather label with laser-etched textural elements to showcase the brand. These tactile elements tie in nicely with the black hand waxed seal that encapsulates the bottle.
The outcome was modern and sophisticated. Contact us today to organise your custom branding!
Photo Credit to Granddad Jacks Craft Distillery (https://www.granddadjacks.com/)
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!
Gareth Keenan Catering is a unique catering business situated on the Gold Coast. With over 20 years experience in the hospitality industry, Gareth was after a set of eye catching folders to showcase what he does best.
After discussing what would suit his brand, we proceeded with a white washed timber folder, a laser etched logo & black leather spine. This ensures Gareth Keenan Catering can stand out amongst a crowd, while also being easily update-able.
Contact us today to start designing your next timber folders!
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!
The Falls Festival coordinators strive to minimise any negative impact on the environment during their festival they hold over the New Year. To reduce their carbon footprint, they have in place many procedures that prevent possible negative effects on the environment. One of those procedures is the ‘Falls Green Stall Award’; this initiative promotes environmental sustainability, while also rewarding the winner for their efforts.
We were able to design a perpetual trophy for this festival that incorporates the same values as their initiative. Our team put together a design, based around a reclaimed piece of timber. The block features laser etched details, and green acrylic that was recycled from one of our previous jobs to make sure this trophy was 100% made from recycled materials. The green detail against the dark timber adds a pop of vibrant colour. The side of the piece features the same green acrylic cut into small plaques, which allows the festival to update the winners each year.
Do you have an initiative that requires a custom trophy to recognise winners? Contact us today to see what we can come up with!
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.
Nautique contacted us back in 2019 to create a perpetual trophy for their distinguished Masters Waterski and Wakeboard tournament. The award was designed to be updated each year to honour the event champions.
The trophy features crisp laser etched logos, a beautiful walnut timber, milled aluminium layers and engravable plaques with enough space for 48 consecutive years. On top of the base sits the silver champion cup that is adorned with ribbons. The base features a recessed space on top so the cup can sit tightly on the base or be taken out for photos.
The size, weight and finish of the piece cannot be conveyed in photos. The final product was a real showstopper and we were very proud to be a part of this project.
Contact us today if you need a perpetual trophy for your business!
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!
Aquis park had their annual racing industry awards in August of 2019, which celebrates the season and awards those who have been outstanding in their field. We were able to design and produce a custom presentation box to house a golden horseshoe, which was supplied by the client.
The box itself has been hand veneered, featuring laser etching and a laser cut filigree design. The purple behind the laser cut filigree really helps make the design pop, and breaks up the timber tones nicely. This piece also features gold mirror details with the client’s logo, to add a touch of luxury. Inside the horseshoe fits snuggly within the custom foam holder.
Contact us today to find out more about our custom presentation boxes.
We recently found this project back in our 2017 archives! We had the opportunity to put these awards together for Norbit, a multibeam sonar manufacturer that provides services around the globe. Norbit provided us with a sonar image of a seabed, with this in mind we were able to put together a custom design featuring one of their sonar map images, that is able to reflect the different depth levels.
This trophy comes to life through the use of layered acrylic and timber sections. The timber features the laser etched title and branding, and the printed acrylic builds up the sonar map depths creating a 3D map effect.
Contact us to find out how we can incorporate your field of work into a custom trophy.