Congratulations to Stuart Graeme Ralston of SGR Audio Pty Ltd for being awarded the winner of the Edition 2, Staron® Design Awards 2010.

The Staron® Design Award judges met at the beautiful Sakes Restaurant in Sydney to view, and discuss all the amazing entries that were received. The decision was not easy with so many quality projects entered. The judges all agreed that the entry from SGR Audio was unique and explored the endless design possibilities with Staron®.

The art-like form of the MT3F and MT3FSL high-end speakers are beautiful aesthetically, and are also extremely high performance loudspeakers, made 100% locally in Melbourne. They are made of internal marine plywood construction, utilising constrained-layer damping techniques, and then outer-skinned with 12mm Staron® Solid Surface.

“Staron® Solid Surfaces was chosen because of it's ability to be joined seamlessly, as well as it's machine-ability and non-porous surface”, says Stuart.

“The completely seamless Staron® outer skin forms the perfect foundation to apply our industry leading high-gloss 2-pack painted finish. The Staron® product has proven stable over time, we have speakers on show that are over 3 years old which still look as good as the day they were painted. There are no seams or join lines showing! This was previously un-achievable with a timber outer skin as timber has a tendency to 'grow' over time”, adds Stuart.

This stunning and unique Staron® application captures the eye with its clean and smooth lines. SGR Audio Pty Ltd also uses Staron® Solid Surfaces as a front plate for high end power amplifiers. Congratulations to SGR Audio for an outstanding application.

SGR Audio Pty Ltd offer high end audio or home theater products and can be contacted on the links below:

SGR Audio Pty Ltd Website
SGR Audio Pty Ltd Facebook Page
SGR Audio Pty Ltd Twitter Page


"The winning design has used Staron® in a way that many would not have considered. The choice of Staron has been a carefully considered decision for an ongoing product that has been designed and manufactured in Australia. Staron® has allowed this high-end speaker brand to create an extremely durable, beautifully finished, and highly original product"

Stephen Varady, Kann Finch Group

"SGR Audio’s winning entry captures the essence of the inaugural Staron® Design Awards by using Staron® in a creative and unusual way. The use of Staron® is both integral to the speaker design and function and highlights the durable and seamless properties of the material"

Mandi Keighran, Indesign Magazine

This Staron® Design Awards program is open to any designer, architect, developer, kitchen/bathroom designer, student or any other designer who has created a design project using Staron® Solid Surfaces. The design awards have been designed to create exposure for designers and architects using Staron® in outstanding design. The program is open in three categories.

Commercial: Any commercial / industrial project. Each Edition Winner Prize: $2000 cash plus Marketing Exposure.
Residential: Any house / apartment project. Each Edition Winner Prize: $1000 plus Marketing Exposure.
Concept: An ‘idea’ or concept that has not been realised yet. Each Edition Winner Prize: $250 plus Marketing Exposure.

1 January - 30 May, 2011
1 June - 30 November, 2011
Each edition consists of a Commercial, Residential and Concept segment.
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