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Do you have a special awards ceremony or event coming up and you are now trying to find the ideal trophy shop in Perth who can design and make a product that suits your particular needs, then you may feel that you are out of luck as you might be struggling to find the right kind of trophy shop in Perth WA.
Please do not worry, Design Awards are at your service. We operate an online trophy shop in Perth and throughout wider Australia. We can work with you to make your special event all the more special. We truly believe that the trophy reflects the magnitude of the achievement being awarded and we want to help you produce an appropriate trophy to reflect the scope of the award you are presenting.
Over twenty years ago, before Design Awards began, there was a noticeable gap in the market for award companies and trophy companies that were meaningful. Instead, there were a wide range of ceremonies that handed out incredibly meaningful and substantial awards and trophies for epically brilliant achievements. However, the trophies or awards that were so important within these proceedings did not rise to the occasion and it was felt that they did not meet the needs of the market at that time.
That’s where our founder, the designer and sculptor Bruce Dodds came up with a relatively new and intriguing idea, what if he could use his substantial skills as a crafter and maker to produce trophies that were worthy of the people or organisation’s that received them? Thus, our company began. The company was then founded in 1994 and started its life as a quaint retail outlet in Albion Street, Surry Hills. Since then it has gone from strength to strength and is now at the forefront of the industry, with incredibly successful manufacturing facilities based in Sydney and Melbourne – we are able to supply the whole of Australia with our unique and inspiring products.
Despite our unparalleled success, we still have a great deal of respect for our artisan heritage and we still insist upon creating the extraordinary. We would never settle for an award or trophy that was good enough, or okay, and we would not expect any of our customers to do so either. With Design Awards still being run by its founder and his two sons, James and Charles, it is definitely true to say that the impeccable quality and bespoke nature of our products has been maintained and is still at the forefront of everything that we do!
If you contact us now, one of designers will work with you to come up with the perfect trophy for your award or event. We will then get to work straight away with producing your desired end product. Because all of our products are handmade here in Australia, we will aim to get the product to you as soon as possible, though we do recommend ordering advance. What are you waiting for? There’s no need to look elsewhere, we are your best choice of trophy shop both in Perth and around Australia. Get in touch today!
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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.