For a touch of class, often people think of crystal glass awards. Over the decades, this staple of award ceremonies has been the choice to acknowledge particular achievement and to bring a sense of occasion to the event. The sparkling elegance of a crystal award is something that everyone can appreciate and for those occasions that need something a little more eye-catching, crystal glass is a great option.
Here at Design Awards, we are designers and artisan makers based in Sydney and Melbourne. Our dedication to the history and craftsmanship that has preceded us, and of which we have contributed over 20 years, is second to none. In this time our work has been singled out a premium product that can be trusted to deliver something unique and exceptional that is set to turn heads and exceed expectations.
Those that wish to attract attention to their awards ceremony seek out the team here at Design Awards because they appreciate just how much prestige our handcrafted awards add to any occasion. Our commitment to excellence starts with a design-led approach to each project, and our superior ability to deliver awards that go on to become nationally and internationally recognised has afforded us partnerships with our clients that have lasted for two decades and more.
While crystal trophy manufacturers are not the most common of craftspeople, there is always a demand for their services. Here at Design Awards, we believe that first identifying what you want is key to the whole process, whether that is an existing design that is perhaps tweaked to your particular ceremony or organisation, or a completely bespoke offering customised for you alone.
Our goal is to always craft the extraordinary and by working closely with you to achieve a design that sets your heart racing this ensures that together we can deliver something new to the world that is uniquely attributable to you, or to the person or organisation that it is designed for.
Crystal glass trophies belong in the spotlight. They are there to catch the eye and forever acknowledge the accomplishments of one or many. They are the go-to choice when a memento of personal achievement is needed, or when a life of service must be recognised, or when somebody goes above and beyond to deliver an outstanding personal performance.
Recognition of such feats is important, but a beneficial knock-on effect that stems from awarding an individual or team is that it can inspire positive behaviour and a greater dedication toward achievement in others. Naturally, in sport, this is great for competition, and in business, it is an effective way to push productivity and increase the potential of your overall organisation.
Here at Design Awards, we feel that out of all the awards that we create, the ones that are made from crystal have a great impact in terms of the legacy that they speak to. The implication is that someone did something so worthy of attention and recognition that only something so fine and elegant would be appropriate in order to mark their achievement. It is an elegant award to present and for those that receive crystal, it marks a special moment that they will never forget.
At Design Awards, we work with an exclusive supplier that custom makes all of our crystal glass awards. This ensures that once we have created the perfect design, you can feel absolutely confident that the award produced will be of the highest standard.
If now is the time to craft something unique that some deserving person or team is set to be presented with in recognition of a truly remarkable achievement, accept no substitutes and get in touch with the team here at Design Awards today.
Design Awards is a team of designers and artisans that specialise in award making across Australia. We can craft trophies and medals to your order, as well as engraved plaques. Browse our website further or contact us to learn more.
We are a small team of designers and artisan makers that specialise in the creation of beautiful trophies and awards. We have two workshops, one based in Sydney and one in Melbourne, where we design and hand craft high-end awards, trophies, plaques, medallions and more.
It all started with the state of awards in Australia. The problem was clear: meaningful award ceremonies, meaningless trophies. Think brittle plastic trophies shaped like an Oscar, think crystal mugs etched with Comic Sans. Awards were an afterthought undeserving of their recipients.
The answer, as founder and sculptor Bruce Dodds saw it back in 1994, was considered design hand-crafted in Australia. Thankfully, the idea caught on.
As a result, Design Awards has been changing the face of the Australian awards industry for over 20 years. Our design-first approach means every single award is unique, and the care and consideration taken in each award imbues a meaningfulness which cannot be achieved in mass produced items.
As we see it, design is what sets us apart and our craftsmanship is our pride.
We have curated our online pages to highlight what we can achieve for you, have a browse for inspiration or give us a call to discuss something completely different.
Absolutely everything we produce, from our medals and medallions to our trophies and statuettes, is completely bespoke. We believe a hand crafted, unique element makes an award that much more special, so we are more than happy to take the time to design something new and meaningful for you.
Please have a browse through our galleries: Acrylic, Metal, Crystal, Corporate, Perpetual Awards, Bespoke Awards, Plaques, Custom Medals, and Premium Sports Trophies. Whilst we take the utmost care in sourcing sustainable and eco-friendly materials for all our awards, we have a dedicated sustainability section for the most environmentally minded.
We craft the extraordinary. With a huge breadth of experience spanning from Government and Business, to top tier Sports, to Not-for-Profits and Education, we have the expertise to create exactly what you have in mind. Corporate awards, premium sports trophies, deal toys, tombstones, perpetuals, centrepieces and bespoke sculptures, we are the industry leader in hand-crafted excellence, modernising the face of Australian trophy design.
Trusted by both Australian and international clients of the highest calibre who demand the most stringent of quality standards, with relationships spanning in excess of 20 years, is testament to the quality and craftsmanship of every single one our pieces. Want to know more? Check out our testimonials page.
What makes us unique? For starters, our design-led approach and local, in-house production. We are certainly not your typical trophy shop.
Unlike almost every other trophy supplier, we strictly do not mass-produce our awards. Instead, our team designs and handcrafts every single award and trophy because of our dedication to originality and our belief that the personal touch is so much more meaningful. In terms of custom awards and trophies, we sit at an unrivalled position within Australia, which means that you can order with confidence knowing you are in trustworthy hands. Check out our Who We Are page to see more about our ethos.
Because we have fully equipped workshops in both Sydney and Melbourne, we are also able to offer a wide range of other services online such as engraving, metal casting, aluminium printing, ID plates, unique signage and more, and have a wide selection of materials to choose from, ensuring that you get exactly what you want, plus a little bit more.
Discover more about our services and custom-made products by contacting us today. Call our Melbourne office on (03) 9555 0171, or our Sydney location on (02) 9439 7144. We will be more than happy to chat about what you are after in order tailor your ideal solution. You can also request a quote online and we will be back in touch as soon as we can. If you want to keep up to date, follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest. Awards with distinction, from Australia’s finest.