Recent Projects

The Morris Art Prize Custom Timber Awards

Situated in the Events Arena at Carrara Markets, The Morris Art Prize is an art space where well-known and emerging Australian artists come to together to display their masterpieces. The aim of the event is to promote and support these artists, as well as celebrating the region with this years’ theme focusing on ‘Brisbane to Byron’.

Wanting some custom awards created for your event? Contact us today and to chat about how we can help out!

Photo: The Morris Art Prize

custom timber acrylic awards

custom timber acrylic awards

custom timber acrylic awards

custom timber acrylic awards

Sumo Salad Franchisee Custom Timber Awards

Founded in 2003 in Sydney, Sumo Salad had a vision for creating fast healthy food for Australia and the rest of the world. Flash-forward to now, Sumo Salad has now grown to a international brand, serving 6 million meals each year across their stores.

Sumo Salad approached us to create their Franchisee Awards. Using solid hardwood timber to frame the shape of the award we added acrylic, laser etched details and silver name plates to create these perpetual trophies. By cutting into solid timber to expose the sumo salad logo, it has added another dimension to the award.

Have some employees who deserve an award? Contact us to see how we can help create a unique trophy for your team!

custom timber acrylic award

custom timber acrylic award

custom timber acrylic award

custom timber acrylic award


Jewel Custom Timber Plaque

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!

custom timber plaque

custom timber plaque

Custom Reconciliation Plaques

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. 


custom indigenous aboriginal timber plaque

custom indigenous aboriginal timber plaque

custom indigenous aboriginal timber plaque

PepsiCo Custom Globies Awards

PepsiCo is a worldwide brand with many different products under its belt, of coarse including Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Smith’s, Dorito’s and many more. As of 2012 PepsiCo was the second largest food and beverage business in the world, and continues to climb as it continues to acquire more and more products in the food and beverage industry.

As part of their upcoming ‘Globies Awards’, PepsiCo contacted us to create some custom trophies for them using our signature layered style using acrylic and timber. On the clear acrylic layers a different piece of the earth was printed on each to give it some dimension and was finished off with laser etching on the timber face plate.

If you are on the lookout for some unique awards for your event, contact us today to see how we can create something special for your company!

pepsi pepsico timber acrylic custom awards trophy

pepsi pepsico timber acrylic custom awards trophy

pepsi pepsico timber acrylic custom awards trophy

Nautique Wakesurf Championships - Custom Timber & Acrylic Awards

Taking place at the end of September is The Nautique USA Wakesurf National Championships. Held in Texas, USA, Nautique Boats and The World Wake Association (WWA) have partnered together to create a family-oriented wakesurfing event open to surfers of all ages and ability levels.

Nautique has been a long running client of ours so we were pleased to create some more custom trophies for the event with WWA in the unique style we have carried across all our Nautique jobs.

These awards feature timber etched title plates as well as an inlayed acrylic logo badge, Although the real design feature of this award is definitely the acrylic 3D wave in the base. The wave motif has been inspired directly from the wave featured in the Wakesurf logo.

Love our style and the custom products we make? We would love to have a chat with you about how we can create something unique for you and your business, contact us today!

nautique custom timber acrylic award trophy

nautique custom timber acrylic award trophy

nautique custom timber acrylic award trophy

nautique custom timber acrylic award trophy

Fossil Custom Timber Boxes

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!

Greef Bass Classic Custom Awards

Greef is an Australian Motorbike and fishing apparel brand, who hosted The Hayden Grebert Memorial Copmanhurst Bass Classic in 2017. It is a weekend where fisherman from all over Australia, fish for the biggest bass on the Mighty Clarence River!

The task given was to create an award that embraced the overall style of Greef, so using solid hardwood timber we finished the award with black details, an acrylic emblem and laser etched text into the timber. The outcome was a great reflection of the event and their host, Greef, and something winners would proudly showcase.

Have an event coming up and would like some custom trophies made? Contact us today to get the ball rolling!

Oil Nut Bay - Custom Engraved Table Signs

Situated on the eastern tip of Virgin Gorda of the British Virgin Islands lies Oil Nut Bay, a paradise surrounded by crystal blue waters which are truly breathtaking. Only accessible by boat or helicopter, their villas and suites are located all over the island and embrace the most amazing views you have ever seen.

As an addition to their Beach Club, Oil Nut Bay approached us to create some timber block table signs. Wanting to retain their simplistic but luxurious style and encompass the natural beauty of this island, we took on the job with excitement. Using Tasmanian Oak timber, we white-washed the pieces and laser engraved the text into the wood which stood out great against the wash.

If this has sparked an idea for a product, contact us today!

Custom Box for Gold Coast Turf Club

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!

Gold Coast Marathon Custom Awards

Hosted annually on our scenic coastal region, the Gold Coast Marathon recently wrapped up its 40th edition on June 30th and July 1st, 2018. Touted as Australia’s leading marathon, the race includes several distinct categories for participants of all ages and abilities, including the Gold Coast Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Gold Coast Airport Fun Run, and the Garmin Junior Dash.

Prize money for winners of each race ranges from $550 to $20,000 for both men and women. Guests and supporters are invited to cheer on runners from Runaway Bay to Burleigh Heads as participants race along the famously flat, scenic route alongside some of the Gold Coast’s most renowned surf beaches and broadwater areas.

Approached to create a series of custom designed awards for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Male category winners of the Southern Cross University 10km Run, we wanted to create a design that also encompassed the Gold Coast terrain and easygoing, sunny way of life.

Using a combination of printed acrylics and timber, we incorporated waves and sand design elements as a reminder of the natural local beauty, adding detailed layers for an eye-catching look with all the etched copy and logo elements to serve as a reminder of the race itself.

Of the 5,363 entrants and 4,732 finishers of the Southern Cross University 10km Run, we want to give special congratulations to the recipients of our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards, Jordan Gusman, Andy Buchanan and Adrian Potter.

For your next custom award need, be sure to contact us by phone, email or Skype and we look forward to creating a custom design based on your needs.


Metricon - Icon Collection Collateral

An Australian home design and building company operating since 1976, Metricon focuses on quality over quantity, creating homes people are thrilled to live in due to their high standards of excellence and innovation.

With locations throughout Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland, Metricon recently created a coveted partnership with several of Australia’s most iconic homeware and design companies, dubbed the ICON Collection.

As part of the collection, homeowners are invited to spend $5,000 on a variety of homeware luxuries and comforts for their brand new Designer by Metricon home, and receive up to 10x the value – or $50,000 – at no additional cost.

Tasked with creating ICON Collection collateral for Metricon, our designers used both removable and fixed bases for the product, allowing the client to choose whether to use it as a wall hanging or free standing display item. CNC milled solid Australian hardwood timber was chosen for the base material, and printed gloss black acrylic discs were added to feature the ‘Proud Partner of the Designer ICON Collection 2018’ copy, as well as the Metricon logo.

This clean yet thoughtful design was the perfect addition to Metricon’s modern, immaculate aesthetic, and we are delighted with the outcome.

Interested in creating custom product for your business? Contact us directly to discuss your project with our recognised design team.

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John Holland
Village road show
Coopers Brewery
War Memorial
Queensland Health
Australian Government
The Australian Army
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