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Applied Metal

 

The selection below showcase a select few examples of Axolotl’s capabilities. Individually unique in their own right, we are also capable of combining our products to create truly bespoke masterpieces. From the smallest sculpture to multi-story developments, we encourage our clients to push the possibilities of what is achievable using Axolotl metals, glass, concrete and timbers.

 

APPLIED METAL

 

Axolotl metal coatings are typically only 0.5mm thick and can be applied to virtually any solid surface of any size or shape. Metals that can be applied include zinc, copper, brass, bronze, aluminium, nickel, iron, pewter and more. By using real metals it gives us the unique ability to apply natural ageing processes such as rusts, pearl, florentine or verdegris patinas.

Each metal is available in a range of textures, aged patinas and surface effects, creating literally 100’s of possible finish combinations. While it’s not possible to stock every combination as a sample, we endeavour to provided the closest match when requested. Custom samples can be made up for a fee.


BRONZE, TREASURY BRONZE & GOLD BRONZE

 

Our Bronze coatings are available in a range of textures, aged patinas and surface effects.


BRASS


COPPER & SENTINAL COPPER


SILVER & CHAMPAGNE TONES: ALUMINIUM, ZINC, NICKEL, GOLD NICKEL, SILVER NICKEL, ROSE ALLOY

 

DARK TONES: GRAPHITE, PEWTER, ANTHRA ZINC, SLATE & AGED SEMI-PRECIOUS METALS


RUST


TEXTURES

Each metal is available in a range of textures; Cast, Pseudo Smooth, Smooth, Pitted, Light Texture and Lunar (fine, medium and heavy). Viper and Cayman are also special skin textures available in each finish. Below are examples of various textures that could be used with any of the metal colours.


PATINAS AND AGEING

 

The colour and feel of our metals can be subtly or dramatically changed by applying one (or more) of our aged effects. Our patinas include; Black or Brown Florentine which darkens the metal, Verdigris which adds a powdery blue-green patina and Pearl which ads a vibrant pearlescent lustre.


SURFACE EFFECTS - ROUTED, CARVED & EMBOSSED

 

Routed and carved surface effects are created in the substrate using CNC machinery, before metal coating. Embossed designs are created on the face of the surface, built up in our coating material. Axolotl have a range of routed, carved and embossed designs to choose from or you may supply your own in a vector file format (AI, EPS, PDF, DWG, DXF).


SURFACE EFFECTS - 3D PRINTED


SURFACE EFFECTS - 3D ROUTED


SURFACE EFFECTS - ETCHED