BAMBOO DESKTOP AWARD
Our customer wanted an Eco-Friendly item, small enough to fit in a cubicle, but “large” in look and design to have an impressive presence. We chose earth-friendly and quickly replenishing bamboo for the core material component. With a color palette of light, medium and dark tones, bamboo offers a rich, elegant, sophisticated and contemporary look that fits in nearly all office and home settings. We went with strong, geometric shapes to give the bold look they were looking for, combined two species of bamboo for contrast, and synced the bamboo grain vertically to give the illusion of more height. Hand-cut, hand-finished, lasered, color- filled and assembled in our Minneapolis factory, the recipients were happy to know that in addition to being Eco-Friendly, their awards were USA Made.
ACRYLIC & METAL PHOTOPLAQUES
Every now and then we receive a request for a “trophy”. Immediately, mass-produced trophies with shiny gold figurines on top come to mind. When a client recently asked for a whimsical bowling trophy, we were excited to present one of our custom recognition pieces. The client liked our G0029 (see opposite page), but needed something more economical. We delivered. We modified the G0029, using acrylic instead of beveled glass, and dropped the price point nearly in half. Searching for creative graphics within our extensive image library, we found the perfect art to make this recognition piece fun and whimsical, yet still an award with integrity and substance.
The image of an eagle has long symbolized leadership, spirit, integrity, focus and determination. In this case, the client wanted an eagle-themed award, but did not have the budget for a custom bronze eagle, nor the time to wait for a shipment of mass-produced eagles to be imported from China. Furthermore, they really wanted to havesomething that was USA made. A custom, build-to-order factory, located in the US, Winning Edge, Inc. was the perfect fit. We used our photo-imaging processes in house, combined with beveled glass and FSC certified wood to create this bold, USA-made award. We added an easel back so it could be displayed on a wall or a desk, and the project was thousands of dollars less than custom bronze or importing mass produced, pot-metal eagles from overseas.
ACRYLIC & METAL PANELS
When a customer wanted an “inspirational desktop award with a lot of layers and dimension”, we designed this custom piece. It was such a big hit we made it part of our permanent product line. Made up of three distinct layers of acrylic, and “floating” on posts, this laser-cut eagle design really takes to flight. The laser-polished acrylic edges and brushed metal surfaces scatter and reflect light nicely and give this award a life of its own.