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A look into Ovation Cases; our Sydney manufacturing facility.

We are super excited to announce the launch of our new dedicated website for our Ovation Cases range, customised cases designed and manufactured in-house, built with superior quality German hardware and precision engineering.

DQ has been supplying road cases to the entertainment industry for almost 20 years and with requests for customised cases increasingly becoming the convention rather than the exception, we have made significant investments to expand our manufacturing capacity and adopt the latest technology so that we can design purpose-built cases and deliver them to you with precision and speed.

If you require customised cases, where every millimetre matters, saving you space and ensuring your equipment is protected with the best possible materials, Ovation Cases are made for you.

From medical equipment, drones, engineering measurement equipment, cameras, coffee machines, merchandise stands, there will always be a need for a specially designed case to suit your specifications. 

Here are just some of the features we’d like to highlight:
  • Completely customisable solutions, inside and out, using 3D scanning technology and experienced team behind the scenes to help you select the best case style and specifications that will ensure complete protection for your valuable equipment.
  • Built with high quality German designed materials and hardware ensuring peace of mind when it comes to case construction for safe transport capability.
  • Faster turnaroundtime
  • Australian designed & manufactured

Visit the exciting new Ovation Cases website to find out more information

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We’ve Still Got Your Back

We hope that you, your team, family and friends are keeping safe during these unprecedented times.

We want to reassure you that our offices and warehouses are still operating with some limitations for public safety reasons, but our teams are still working hard continuing to provide you with the same high quality services you can expect from Design Quintessence

While we are committed to supporting the needs of our community, we also want to do our bit in helping mitigate the spread of viruses and bacteria. We have taken extra precautions in-house by checking the temperature of all our staff before each working day to ensure that our teams are in good health to be able to provide you with the service our loyal friends and customers deserve.

Our offices and warehouses have set up Ovation SaniStation hand sanitising stations at each entrance/exit, as advised by SafeWork Australia, to provide you with added peace of mind when visiting our premises.

To ensure that you are well looked after and your orders are processed, we encourage you to book an appointment by contacting your local sales rep or call the Sydney Head Office on (02) 9649 2266 to plan ahead.

Our dedicated team want you to know, we’ve still got your back.

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In an effort to combat the alarming limited amount of available bed space in Australian hospitals and slow the curve of COVID-19 we are teaming up with our partners in the entertainment and production industries. While our nation is going through one of the toughest tests of its age, we are here to help.

Our experienced team of designers and experts acted fast in response to the imminent need to increase the capacity of our hospitals to help you design and construct temporary emergency shelter systems that are deployable quickly and expandable based on future needs.

• Completely modular design, easily expandable to new wings and measures
• External structure for uniform and internal isolation rooms
• Heavy-duty build with internal rigging points for cabling and emergency lighting
• Vinyl walls for enclosures to provide visual or noise barrier
Adaptable and customisable to suit any terrain and location

At Design Quintessence, we are able to quickly provide you, or your medical facilities with technical drawings and engineering documents for our modular truss system for added ease of mind.

As the market leader for truss solutions across Australia, we pride ourselves in dealing with clients who are articulate about the quality and safety of our products and we are committed to helping our community and the general public form a safer environment and help convert any available space, be it internal or external, into an emergency relief shelter.

If you, or know of anyone, feel your facilities need to expand hospital units, our team is ready to help you construct an affordable turnkey portable solution so you can focus on saving lives.

We’re here to help. Our lines are open to you.

Unit 2 15 Percy Street Auburn NSW 2144
Phone: +61 2 9649 2266
Fax: +61 2 9649 2200

Fill out the form below to get in contact with us to help you find a solution.

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Kambri Film Festival nights with Elite Event Technology

Kambri at ANU played host to the first Kambri Film Festival down in Canberra this year and Elite Event Technology were chosen as ANU and Kambri Precincts preferred supplier.

With over 30 years of experience and audio-visual suppliers to majority of Canberra’s venues and institutions, they were recently approached to provide a complete LED screen structure in which the pre-requisite of the design was to create a clean and neat structurally sound LED structure without the use of concrete ballast blocks in obstruction of their set up. 

Set on the stage of the purpose-built Kambri Outdoor Amphitheatre, EET’s expert team were able to design and deliver the structure built completely out of F45 5 Chord Truss, which was able to withstand all types of weather, such as the freak hailstorms, slight drizzles or the scorching heat,  that came across Canberra throughout the course of over a week in January

The F45 5 Chord Truss is designed for applications such as LED screens where balanced centre rigging of the screen panels on the truss is essential. A central chord with ladder-style horizontal bracing on the bottom face of the truss allows LED panels to be clamped directly onto the centre chord. This negates the need to balance the load by slinging or bracing across the two bottom chords to provide central rigging points as would normally be necessary on a square format truss.

Our 20 years of experience in the industry has proven our commitment to supply our loyal clients with the right solution, when it’s needed, where it’s needed. At Design Quintessence, we understand the importance of time and stock availability in producing big events on time and we do our best to supply you with everything you need.

As the market leader for truss solutions across Australia, we pride ourselves in dealing with clients who are aware and articulate about the quality and safety of our products and we will continue to provide the market with the highest standards across the range so you can always shine on stage. 

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Entech 2020 gets Ovation’d

At Design Quintessence, we have set our mission to be the best in the industry and provide the professionals with the best solutions available in Australia. In recent years, DQ has heavily invested in the latest and most sophisticated design and manufacturing tools to establish in-house production of quality road cases. We are able to design and manufacture custom cases and inserts for protecting your valuable equipment.

For us, however, road cases are more than basic boxes. Protecting equipment is only the bottom line of any road case, and a lot of companies already struggle to provide this basic functionality in their cases. A well-designed road case can make life easier for your crew, save you money on transit, give your equipment the professional look they deserve, and make your operations a breeze.

  • Local Manufacturing means you can have your cases exactly how you want them in a matter of days.
  • In-house Designers generate detailed drawings of your custom cases so you get to check and approve the design before they are built.
  • European Hardware and Materials guarantee the highest build quality and durability for the cases to protect your equipment for years.

Entech Roadshow 2020 is just around the corner and a lot of our loyal customers wanted to present their new gear at the show in the best way possible. It was the perfect scenario for us to put the efficiency and agility of our production floor in test. And we are happy to report that All our clients received their new custom cases ahead of the schedule.

Keep an eye for our Ovation cases at Entech roadshow this year. Here are a few cases on exhibition at different stands:

  • Flip Up Mixer Case for Allen and Heath Avantis Console
  • Screen Lift Ovation Case for 65” TV
  • Multi-purpose Packer Ovation Case
  • Unitour Rack Case
  • ERA 400 / 600 / 800 Performance Light Ovation Cases with Centre Compartments
  • GrandMA3 onPC Wing with integrated storage drawer and adjustable VESA Monitor Mount Ovation Case
  • Danley Sound Lab Speaker Cases
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DQ Christmas eNewsletter

On behalf of the DQ team, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support this year and wish you, your team and your families a very safe and festive period.

This year started with the exciting expansion of our road case and CNC foam insert factory in our Sydney warehouse and during the year, our warehouse facilities continued to grow. We relocated to a much larger space in Malaga, Perth and only just recently, opened our new showroom in Banyo, Brisbane. If you are ever close by, please do drop in and say ‘Hi’ to our friendly team.

It was wonderful seeing so many of you during the year at Entech 2019 where we featured the new addition to our 5 Chord Family, our pre-rig; the only Pre-Rig Truss on the market specifically designed & manufactured to suit Australian truck pack width, the PROTOS load monitoring system and of course, the innovative and eye catching DNA Helix truss.

While we have introduced many new quality rigging solutions throughout the year, it was our Ovation Case range that received an enormous response. Completely customisable, inside and out, built locally with German designed materials and technologies, these premium cases have delivered on (and often exceeded) the expectations of customers.

New in 2020

We are excited to announce that we are expecting a couple of things in 2020. Please keep an eye out for our official announcement.

We’re also happy to announce that we’re expanding our Global Truss staging range with our new range of cost-effective European made staging on the market.

The new GT Stage Decks are an alternative portable stage solution for all applications in outdoor, and of course, indoor use. The decks that have taken the UK market by storm will now make its way to Australia!

Christmas Closure Dates

The DQ office and warehouse will close on Friday 20th December at 5pm.

To ensure your orders are processed before the break, please contact your sales rep or email us by 5pm Tuesday, 17th December. Pick-ups will be available until Friday 20th December, 5pm.

Our offices and warehouses will re-open on Monday, 6th January 2020. Perth will re-open on Monday, 13th January 2020.

The expansion of our warehouses and suite of solutions is simply not possible without the on-going support and loyalty of our customers so once again, thank you for supporting DQ and choosing a local partner.

We look forward to working in partnership in the new year.

Ian Wood and the DQ team

What’s on your 2020 wishlist?

Is there something else that you would like DQ to consider next year? A number of our popular solutions over the years have come from customers coming to us with a problem and we have collaborated and designed a solution to suit their needs.

If there is a product or solution that you wished we offered, simply send us an email or give us a call. At DQ, we are always looking at how we can provide the best range of products and solutions that meet your needs, supported by our local team and their expertise.

Words from our Sales team

As 2019 draws to a close, we at DQ Sydney pause and reflect on another challenging and exciting year that’s been. You could say we have done it all – from a ground support roof structure incorporating our new Five Chord truss, to a noise reducing enclosure, to the monster F104 truss!

We appreciate the opportunities to be involved in with all your projects.

The varied unusual road cases that house anything from multiple kitchen appliances, furniture, exhibition stand to a case that require an army of men to handle, or even providing a simple case solution for table tennis bats & balls  – we love a good challenge or few!

We admire those that travel to see us from as far away as Dubbo, Orange, Central Coast, Newcastle, Wollongong, Canberra, even those over the bridge, crossing the M5 or new M4 tunnel or even over the fence (if you know, you know).

Our friendly distant neighbours up in one of the most northern parts of Australia, Northern Territory, really are the red centre. Servicing one of the most iconic places in the world where Uluru lives, we cannot express enough appreciation for the work you do for the local and indigenous community. They may be the most remote community, and sometimes it may take days for anything to arrive, yet still manage to consider us as their recommended supplier.

Let’s not forget our friends over in South Australia, this year has brought growth in partnerships. Some of these new partnerships have come from referrals from DQ’s already established loyal clients, which we appreciate and admire your continuous support.

We have been able to help and provide solutions for some interesting tenders and unique projects, such as, flown scoreboards, to freestanding lighting ladders.

We appreciate all our relationships, be it new or long-term, that have been established this year and have enjoyed seeing and speaking to everyone of you. Your continuous on-going support, be it an enquiry, a simple coupler or a truck or van load of equipment are always valued and our team members are always happy to help.

We look forward to our continued collaboration and serving our part, to help your business grow and succeed in the new year and help spread happiness for the general public and bringing local communities closer together.

Wishing all of you a happy and safe holidays. We look forward to you challenging us again and pushing us to be a better version of DQ in 2020.

Lusia Ah Kuoi & Alan Cheek

DQ Melbourne team want to extend our appreciation and gratitude to all our Victorian and Tasmanian customers for such a fantastic year.

It is always a great pleasure and memorable experience working with and providing a service to our wonderful customers. The team at DQ Melbourne wish everyone a safe and well-earned break and very much look forward to seeing you again in the New Year.

Mark Pierson & Martin Crowe

Our team up in Queensland, Tony and Wayne, would like to personally thank all of our customers for the year.

DQ has achieved our best year ever in Queensland and we couldn’t have done that without the loyalty and support of our customers. Thanks for working with us this year and we look forward to what the future brings for your business and ours.

Tony Peaker & Wayne Perryman

What a wonderful year it has been… WA has gone through some major changes this year, with our new facility, and adding a new team member, Aaron, to Team DQ WA! We thank you all for your continued support over the last 17 years that the office has been in WA.

Wishing you all and your families a very Merry Xmas and a safe and prosperous 2020!

Gino Lombardi & Aaron Kocis

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Element Rigging create an interactive Cocoon for Melbourne’s White Night Reimagined

White Night Reimagined took the best of White Nights past and extended it into a 3-night winter spectacular this year across three of Melbourne’s inner-city parks and gardens from 22-24 August.

Element Rigging’s managing director, Rob Irwin, was approached to part-take in such an amazing and immersive project that involved a large-scale interactive installation that was 15.0m in diameter and 7.0mH supported using F34 Global Truss at Treasury Gardens in ‘The Sensory Realm’.

Amigo & Amigo is a Sydney artists’ studio directed by Simone Chua with a background in sculpture and industrial design. Their body of work showcases their ability to use light and material to transform spaces and engage the general public.

The Cocoon is a portal to help facilitate connection and growth, and a reminder that we are not alone — we are always surrounded by people and possibilities.

This magnificent masterpiece allowed the general public to contribute their heartbeat to the external lights and be adventurous and crawl inside of the Cocoon and be held in its immersive floating embrace. They were allowed to take their time to absorb the living, animated pulses which flowed up and around them.

At Design Quintessence, we pride ourselves on supplying the most extensive range of products and solutions across the industry. Appreciation of our products by the expert eyes of the art community is just another proof for the quality of our solutions.

Element Rigging have recently inherited over 110 metres of F34 Global Truss pieces from an art installation by Julian Opie’s City of Skyscrapers. Opie turned National Gallery of Victoria’s Federation Court into an immersive environment and had installed an entire city of skyscrapers which reached up to 13 metres into the sky. The general public had the opportunity to experience this installation from 9th November 2018 through til 17th February 2019.

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Luminous Entertainment lights up with Ovation

Luminous Entertainment

Luminous Entertainment are well-known for their creative work, whether it’s lighting and AV for a small private event, large-scale arena production, or anything in-between, they strive to understand peoples’ needs and deliver right solutions to support their projects to give them peace of mind.

“”𝑬𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒈𝒏 𝒃𝒆𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒂𝒏 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒃𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚.””

When one of Luminous’ directors, Joshua Vozzo, approached DQ to find a solution for their recently inherited ETC EOS 4K Lighting Console, they knew the Ovation Case brand was an easy choice. We, Design Quintessence, were on a mission to help them with their project and excited to help the guys at Luminous deliver a practical case for an exceptional team of people.

“It’s as simple as a request and nothing was too much to ask and the overall product was perfect to the millimetre,” exclaims Managing Director Lee Briggs.

Their case brief requirement needed to be able to house their console as well as have an additional rack space for a slide-out shelf to support their keyboard and mouse. Unlike the traditional two-piece mixer cases, the three-piece design allows for the operator to work on the mixer without any extrusions or hardware being in the way. The case was fitted with high-quality Adam Hall hardware all around to make sure maximum protection as well as usability.

We, just like Luminous, understand the needs of our community and know that a well-designed and built road case can help make lives easier for your crew, save you money on transit, give your equipment the professional look they deserve, and make your operations a breeze.

“With the service and reliability we have always received from DQ is evidently emulated in their case building,” says Lee.

We always appreciate those who travel in, near and far, and the guys at Luminous aren’t shy to drop into the office just to say G’day to the team.

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Diversity Rigging doing what Marvel heroes do best

“Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the client or customer gets out of it.”

Michael “Nitrox” Petrani and his Diversity Rigging team are no strangers to extreme rigging and now serve a part in making Australian basketball history.

Over a span of 4 days, Marvel Stadium in Melbourne was completely transformed from hosting an AFL match on a Sunday night to a Basketball court for the Australian Boomers V USA Basketball game Thursday night. Marvel Stadium saw over 103,000 basketball fans cheer, scream and enjoy themselves throughout the two nights the games were hosted — which happened to be the biggest crowds ever for basketball games in Australia!

With 3 months of design & work with the engineer to prepare a show based on production values requested, and then, finally get signed off by the engineer, crammed into 4 days, Nitrox and his team of 26, along with over 320 contractors, worked effortlessly 24/7 to help with executing a staggering 102,143kg of weight rigged from the roof which comprised of a mix of F45 5 Chord and F34P Box Global Truss to set up the main LED scoreboard and audio cable management.

Marvel Stadium was crowned Global Venue of the Year at the 2019 International Stadium Business Awards in Manchester, UK.

Diversity Rigging also have one of the biggest inventory of F45 5 Chord and F34P Box Global Truss available in Victoria.

Not all heroes wear capes, most are riggers.

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Fatline Productions are lifting with VMB

Fatline Productions are ready to party it up in the country town of Tamworth having recently invested in a pair of VMB Lifts Line Arrays to accommodate their newly acquired Nexo line array system.

“When safety is of paramount when it comes to flying speakers, we decided to go with a reputable brand, VMB Lifts, due to the quality of the build and their safety features. We knew we wanted a trustworthy and well constructed solution to help complete our set up.” exclaims Managing Director and Audio extraordinaire John Begovic.

The VMB TLA-220 incorporates the patented security system ALS (Automatic Lock Security). The VMB red trigger system automatically locks the tower in the position it is left in. Each section of the lifter is fitted with the ALS in the unlikely event of the cable breaking. For added ease of mind and security, the Line Array Lifters incorporate the ILS System (Inertial Lock Security) as well as the special SRS Retentor system, patented by VMB, which guarantees that the towerlift will raise the aluminium sections orderly and automatically.

DQ are proud suppliers of world-leading brands in Australia and providing extensive support to our clients is nothing out of the ordinary. John demonstrated his appreciation quoting that “the back up service from DQ is impeccable and made it an easy decision purchasing the VMB Line Array Lifters” and cheerfully stated that he would “recommend DQ to any production company!”.