Recent Projects

QLD Government - 2017 Training Awards

The Queensland Training Awards are held annually in recognition of the varied achievements of the state’s top trainers, which is made up of apprentices, trainees, teachers, trainers, vocational students, training providers, community-based organisations and employers.

Now in its 55th year, the awards celebration is Queensland’s top honour for individuals and organisations striving for success, utilising the best practices in training, and innovation in vocational education and training (VET). With 14 categories, the awards represent everything wonderful about VET across Queensland.

A truly prestigious award, nominees for individual and employer categories first compete at a regional level before moving on to compete against other regional members, then at the state level, then finally at the national level as part of the Australian Training Awards. Regional areas for the Queensland Training Awards consist of Tropical North Queensland, North Queensland, Central Queensland, Darling Downs South West, North Coast, Metropolitan and South East.

Seeking quality, handmade awards for these deserving trainers, we were contacted to create custom awards for their recent 2017 ceremony. With a solid timber base and hardwood timber veneer, we also used a cnc router and UV printed laser cut acrylic for added design elements. Each award was hand assembled by our talented team members, and proudly awarded to the many amazing trainers across Queensland.

For more information or a custom award design request, please get in touch and we’d be happy to help.

 

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Emmanuel College - India Project

We are so proud to showcase one of our most recent and important jobs, the Emmanuel India Project, a partnership project between Queensland’s own Emmanuel College and The Institute for Indian Mother & Child (IIMC).

With a goal of raising $50,000 to fund, build and run a brand new, monsoon-proof concrete school in West Bengal, India, by November 2017, the Emmanuel India Project realises the importance of providing education to children who may not otherwise be able to attend school, be it due to overcrowded schools, a lack of teachers, or no access to transportation. With a current illiteracy rate of 56%, West Bengal’s children deserve a better, happier future through education.

Emmanuel College, with two locations in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, is one of the leading schools in Australia. With 1,500 students and some of the best academic results in Queensland, its alumni includes prestigious accolades such as olympic athletes, international CEOs, national performers and social justice advocates.

The funds raised through this partnership, in addition to building costs for the school itself, will also cover students’ fees through the IIMC global sponsorship program, provide teacher mentorship through Emmanuel College’s ongoing PLAID program, and facilitate alumni volunteering both in and out of the school.

For our contribution, we utilised our team’s wealth of experience and creativity with custom timber joinery, laser etching and engraved details, and a laser cut custom timber veneer. Using both Queensland blackbut and a solid Red Cedar frame, our project was designed and built entirely in-house.

We are thankful to be a part of this heartwarming project, and look forward to leaving a lasting impression for such an important cause. Do you have a custom project you’ve been dreaming up? Feel free to get in touch for more information.

Here are some great shots from photographer Alister Randal documenting the day of the reveal.

 

We even created custom branded packaging for the big reveal!

 

Loveland Products - Acrylic 3D Effect Awards

As one of the leading sellers of high performance input products such as seed treatment, plant nutrition, adjuvant, crop protection products and fertiliser, Loveland Products also goes above and beyond by providing services like sales support and technical training around the world.

While the first 40 years of the business operated only in the United States, there is now a Loveland Agri-Products in Australia, as well as Loveland Products Canada and Loveland Products South America.

In recent celebration of their company-wide success, Loveland contacted us to create a  custom award for their awards ceremony in Colorado, beautifully styled to represent their corporate values with our own touch of professional personalisation.

Designed to have a 3D effect created by layering acrylic UV print, the custom designed award was hand assembled and included laser etching and a classic timber veneer. Loveland Products was overjoyed with the outcome, a memorable piece for hardworking employees.

Thank you for reading, and be sure to contact us for your company’s next awards ceremony.

 

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Nautique - Timber Dealer Awards 2016

A long time client we’re always proud to partner with, Nautique is a successful boat building company based in Orlando, Florida. Focusing primarily on powerboats used for waterskiing and wakeboarding throughout the United States, Nautique is one of the top trusted companies for custom designed, world class wake boats in the southern United States.

Valuing a rugged, stylish aesthetic that matches the power and thrill of their line of high end powerboats, we have previously collaborated with Nautique to create custom solid timber awards for the 2016 U.S. Open of Water Skiing as well as the Nautique 2016 Big Dawg World Tour, which kicks off in Florida before continuing on to Spain, North Carolina, California, and West Palm Beach.

Drawing inspiration from their innovative powerboat aesthetic, we were once again tasked with creating a custom award for the Nautique 2016 Dealer Awards. Constructed from solid hardwood, we decided to implement full laser etching on the back, creating a stylish, attention-grabbing pattern. Our expert team members also used laser cut UV printed elements and off-center, leaning shape to create a winning, memorable custom award design.

Is your company hosting an upcoming awards celebration? Don’t hesitate to get in touch by phone or email if you’re interested in working with us to design custom awards for your next event.

Got a project in mind that you’d like to see come to life? Get in touch with our team today!

Dude-A-Palooza - Timber Awards

Here at Potato Press, we love any opportunity to work with hardwood timber, so when we were contacted to create a custom award for the 2017 Dude-A-Palooza Awards, we jumped at the chance to participate!

Celebrating accomplishments in fishing, the hilariously named Dude-A-Palooza trophies were designed to include such accolades as the ‘Moby Dick Award,’ and were created with printed timber 3D elements, such as the fish near the top of the trophy. Using native Blackbutt hardwood timber for a clean, aesthetically-pleasing finish, these custom trophies were constructed with laser cut acrylic and UV printed custom veneers.

Final details of the design included matte black painted timber, as well as an acrylic name plate with printed details and red, laser cut text for an added pop of colour.

We hope our client had a wonderful celebration, and we look forward to helping you design your next custom trophy or award. Simply get in touch via the website or give us a call!

Bodhi - Samples Drawers

A boutique apartment development located in Upper Mount Gravatt, a suburb of Brisbane, Australia, the Bodhi Apartments are a new project from successful Gold Coast developer, Adam Lacey. Featuring an assortment of one, two and three bedroom apartments in a bustling area, the Bodhi Apartments will also include a landscaped, ground floor barbecue area and recreation space, as well as secure parking and an open-plan living design.

As a part of the design stage, we were contacted to create custom designed, portable display suite sample boards for the Bodhi development, made to showcase the various materials used in the design of the apartments – from the wall tiles to laminates, timber flooring finishes, wall paint and carpet.

Typically designed to be fairly large and heavy, we decided to utilise a sleek, double drawer box design for ease of use. With trays that can be pulled out completely, we also included captions printed below each sample so everything was clearly identifiable. Custom hand bound with black leather and laser cut UV printed acrylic internal elements, we also love the subtle black-on-black design, which was made to include a direct image on the top for an added branding element.

Thinking of enlisting us to assist with your next custom project? Excellent! Please get in touch via email or phone, and we look forward to working with you on your next custom design need. 

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Elliot Springs - Custom Award and Box

Located on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia, Elliot Springs is the newest residential community in Townsville. Offering scenic views of The Sisters Mountains, Mount Elliot, Mount Jack, Mount Stuart and the Muntalunga Range, Elliot Springs is set to include over 10,000 residential dwellings for more than 26,000 people.

Created by the award-winning Riverside Gardens and Willow Gardens designers and set to include a range of convenient, onsite educational facilities, shops, lifestyle attractions, recreation areas, open spaces and commercial developments, Elliot Springs is set to be one of Queensland’s most enticing new residential communities.

Desiring custom gifts in recognition of those showing “dedication, passion and determination to see Elliot Springs come to life,” we were contacted to create a series of unique custom trophies and boxes.

Designed with custom UV printed acrylic and an Australian hardwood timber veneer base plate, the trophies were also made to include a scenic 3D look landscape and the Elliot Springs signature logo. Utilizing our skills in custom laser cutting, we also created a custom gift box with a subtle black-on-black finish, custom fitted with foam inlays to protect the trophies. 

Professional and sleek, we are in love with this custom designed corporate trophy and accompanying gift box. Please contact us for your next project, we look forward to making your dream a reality!

Universal Store Gift Card Stand

With 45 retail locations around Australia, Universal Store is one of the most popular retail destinations for modern women and men’s fashions, including youth, street and casual wear. Stocking leading brands such as Adidas, Thrills, Converse, Stussy, Lee, Vans, Wrangler and more, Universal Store also has a successful online shop for those who prefer to shop from the comfort of their computer or phone.

Seeking an elegant display for their gift cards, Universal Store contacted us to create something sleek and polished to match the aesthetic of their recognized national brand. Wanting to keep it simple and fully-functional with a clean look, we used routed plywood timber in a custom size, designed to perfectly suit the brand and display area.

Made to stand on the counter at the point-of-sale area, we added a direct imaged logo, as well as two black plastic coated ‘arms’ for the gift cards to conveniently be placed on. While this custom wooden gift card stand wasn’t too much of a challenge for our top-notch team, the client was happy with the outcome and look of the stands in the stores, and that’s an outcome we’re proud of.

For your next custom retail store item, be sure to contact Potato Press by email or phone. We look forward to chatting with you!

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Gold Coast Fishing Custom Trophy

We were contacted by the good folk at Gold Coast Game Fishing Club to create a custom trophy for one of their fishing competitions. The end result is a striking layered trophy made up of laser etched wood and printed acrylic.

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SB Architects - Custom Timber Presentation Folders and Display Box

With global locations across San Francisco, Miami and Shenzhen, SB Architects has been an international leader in designing resorts and hotels around the world, in addition to destination communities, custom homes and large scale, multi-family urban mixed-use projects since 1960.

Recent (and prestigious) SB Architects projects include the luxurious Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa in Grand Cayman, The Lodges at Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley, and La Estrella in stunning Cuzco, Peru, with many more in exotic locations like Puerto Rico, Boca Raton, Montenegro and Costa Del Sol.

Tasked with creating a custom display box and presentation folder design, we chose sleek solid New Guinea rosewood for the custom joinery finished box design. Made to perfectly hold several items of various sizes, including an iPad, presentation folder, phone and even virtual reality goggles, our skilful team members also included a stainless steel inlay both inside the top of the lid and front cover of the folder, perfectly finished to align, leaving it smooth to the touch.

Adding a unique touch to the presentation folder, we finished it with handbound leather details and a leather pocket on the inside, perfectly holding the booklet inside. The finished design is sleek, smart and fully-functional, and SB Architects was very pleased with the outcome.

For more information or a custom display box request, please get in touch and we’d be happy to discuss the possibilities.

The Jefferson - Custom Sample-Boards Suitcase Style

We have made many finishings display / samples boards here at Potato Press, but this one was designed a little differently. It was created in the style of an easy carry briefcase that our client could easily transport to and from different sites she was traveling between. Created with a custom leather wrapped outer shell with subtle branding on the outside. We hand wove rope for the handles that were fixed into place with custom solid brass fittings cut in house. The case opens up and lays flat on its back to the viewer can browse through the samples. A lot of small elements add up to create one big impact with this one, we hope you like it as much as we enjoyed putting it together!

 

 

Nautique - Custom Solid Timber Awards

A long time client of ours, Nautique came to us for another event they held last year. We created a custom shaped solid hardwood base with laser cut acrylic and solid aluminium elements to keep with their rugged and stylish aesthetic.

Hand crafted design solutions for forward thinking industries

Some of our valued clients

Vittoria Coffee
The Australian Army
Hurley
Bond University
Queensland Health
Coopers Brewery
Quiksilver
Nike
War Memorial
RVCA
Jetstar
Olympus