Landmark deals are rarely the result of an individual’s efforts and typically require the contribution and determination of employees on both sides of the equation in order to make the dream a reality. Deal tombstones are traditionally used to signify where a major transaction or deal has been struck, and are an effective way to mark the collective efforts of all involved. They also speak to the prestige of your organisation and are a very impressive signifier to those that come to you in future that speaks to your ability to operate at the highest levels.
Here at Design Awards, we are artisan makers and designers who have created bespoke awards, trophies and deal tombstones for an incredibly diverse list of companies and brands over the past two decades and counting. We are based in Sydney and Melbourne and from here our team works tirelessly to realise the designs and concepts that you wish to craft in order to produce works that are truly stunning and exceed all expectations. We believe that a premium product that is professionally designed should stand apart from all others. It is never enough to have a common marker of a unique event or occasion, and so all of our finished products are handcrafted, making them absolutely unique in their own rite and fit to take place of pride in your business or organisation.
Here at Design Awards, we appreciate the monumental effort required in order to push major deals through, such as business acquisitions or partnerships. As such, your exuberance following the completion of this deal can be captured in a deal toy to remind those involved of what they are not only capable of achieving but should strive to best. Employees are the reason that things get done on a day to day basis, and recognising the hard work that they contributed in this way can serve as a constant morale booster. It shows them that they were just as much a part of completing the signing and sealing of the deal as the people at the top of the ladder and that they are valued. This can inspire greater productivity and promote a sense of importance, which is never a bad thing in companies that wish to climb even higher.
At Design Awards, we feel that deal toys or tombstones are a wonderful way for you to let visitors to your company know just how competent you are. Having proof that you can close major deals and have successfully been there and done that before, can inspire a sense of confidence in those that you may be hoping to do business with in future. It’s one thing to have an article buried online from years ago, but something else entirely to have a pristine, custom-designed marker of your accomplishments on display. Finally, think about all of those buyers and suppliers that you work with every year. Some of them may have been with you for a long time and so presenting them with a physical marker of a milestone moment can prove to strengthen the bonds between your companies and lets them see that you value and appreciate their contribution and business.
Here at Design Awards, we believe in problem-solving that does not forsake quality. Our design-led approach ensures that we will work to deliver a truly unique product that will perfectly compliment the significance of your company’s achievement. We invite those seeking out deal tombstones to browse our gallery of designs, all of which can be chosen from, or adapted, should you prefer this option as opposed to creating something completely bespoke.
Regardless of whether you wish to use metal, timber, resin or acrylic, rest assured that here at Design Awards, we can craft whatever you wish as you desire. Sustainable solutions are also available, so feel free to get in touch and mark your achievements with the best of Australian craftsmanship. 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.