Award winning art deco at Rothbury Hawkes Bay

Published Date: 16th May 2016 | Category: News

In February Rothbury Hawkes Bay moved to new premises on Marine Parade in Napier. The building, Cosmopolitan House, opened at the end of 2015 and Rothbury was lucky to secure space on Level 1 of the three level property.

The move presented an opportunity for the Hawkes Bay branch to inject some local art deco character into their work environment. 

Branch Manager, Kim Matthews says that she wanted to do something a ‘bit different.’  So, she set to work with local sign writers Sign It Up on a glass decal that runs down the entire length of the office.

Dean Evenson, Sign It Up Owner and Operator, has over 25 years experience in the industry and completed his apprenticeship in the bay. When it comes to working with clients Dean says ‘the only limit is your imagination’. And the Sign It Up team put their imaginations to work at the Rothbury office.

The end result is an etching that features local landmarks including Pania of the reef, art deco buildings and motifs that are part of Napier’s DNA. 

Sign It Up went on to win two gold awards from the NZ Sign & Display Association for their work. 

Dean Evenson of Sign It Up says, “A lot of people were blown away by what we’d done.  To win two golds, including the Open category against the big boys, is huge!  Thanks to Rothbury for wanting to do something a bit innovative and allowing us to create this really unique interior for them.” 

Kim says they will frame copies of the awards and display them in the Rothbury office.  “Dean and his team were stoked to be recognised like this. Our new offices are pretty special and we love being in our new home”.


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