Capping off another great year in the design trade, the inaugural IDEA awards ceremony was held over the weekend. As an event partner for a second year running, Axolotl collaborated closely with Facet Studio, winner of not only the international category but also the IDEA Emerging Designer Award, to create an awe inspiring glass divider wall using 22 panels of Viridian glass. Based on the theme of a playful Aesops-Fables-esq scene, the edge lit glass was etched with the theme on the rear face and painted strips on the front to give the passer by a unique experience and insight into the possibilities of the glass medium. The theme comes alive with the effect, as the animals displayed appear to move with every step.
Working with Facet again, in conjunction with Balvenie Scotch, Axolotl was called on to create a circular pop up bar for the Awards, constructed of stained wood, with an aged copper countertop crowned with an etched Balvenie logo. The awards themselves were also created by Axolotl, adopting the same theme as last year, these awards were coated in aged aluminium with a combination of textures overall highlighting the refined IDEA logo. In all, the night was a resounding success and we would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to all the winners and the IDEA team.
The latest innovation from Axolotl, Flyash, creatively up-cycles waste product produced by industrial furnaces to add an environmentally advantageous and premium looking surface to our concrete collection. The diversity of Axolotl concrete is shown in the images here: from large scale feature walls and façades to bespoke concrete benchtops and furniture. The aesthetic of concrete can be achieved with Axolotl's award winning concrete surface without the weight and logistical struggles many clients endure with solid concrete.
We would also like to announce the winner or Concrete Signature Door naming competition. Congratulations to Sarah Walls for her name 'Doric'. Sarah has won a fantastic iPhone case coated in Axolotl Bronze and Graphite 'Viper' snakeskin. A special thanks to everyone who entered.
DesignEx 2012 was another inspiring and successful event with more than 2000 people visiting our stand over three days. It was really exciting to see it all come together and we loved hearing such a positive response from everyone who visited the stand. This year we featured several amazing world-first products including Axolotl Timber, Concrete Lace, Chroma and LINK glass along with many other beautiful finishes. The stand was colourful, innovative and unique, created using the many materials that make up Axolotl. The pictures really do say it all.
A special thank you to Philip Chia and The Uncarved Block team, for once again partnering with us to create the stand, and to all of our suppliers, who have made this years success possible. Thank you to all those who managed to attend, we hope to work with you soon.
This visual feast is brought to you by Axolotl in partnership with some of Australia's mostillustrious designers and architects. The scope of works demonstrates Axolotl's versatility and flexibility - no matter how challenging the task.
At Axolotl we relish any opportunities to push the boundaries in collaboration with talented design professionals. As you can see the outcomes are stunning.
Surround in Axolotl Treasury Bronze Pearl
'The Grantham' luxury apartments, Potts Point
Design: Alex Popov & SJB
Water Feature in Polished Graphite and Hot Pink
Private Residence, Sydney
Design: Dale Jones-Evans
Axolotl Metal has released its new and updated 64 page brochure. It features recently released metals and textures and new examples of completed works. All featured work is categorised by application for easy reference.
The Lustre range developed by Axolotl has certainly created a stir and it’s easy to see why.
The counter and cupboards pictured here were specified for Macquarie Bank in Melbourne and manufactured in Lustre ‘Onyx’ to create a contemporary and unique look.
Exclusive to Axolotl and with six beautiful satin finishes in the range, the glass panels can be carved to any design or backlit to create signage or feature walls.
MDF fluted panels were bonded with Bronze and then aged with Florentine to create an elegant and sophisticated ambiance for the new Bavarian Bar at the Rocks. The whole bar, including the stainless steel wine glass rack, were bonded with the same metal.
Designed by Dreamtime Australia, this new bar also boasts MDF screens bonded with bronze to imitate the original bronze work on the facade of the building. With over a dozen ways to manipulate bronze, Axolotl can create textured, aged or polished bronze to suit any project specifications.
Our New Treasury Bronze has certainly proved a hit. Specified here in a cast texture and with a pearl patina applied, the metal was specified for columns. waiter stations, credenzas and servery tables at the Wenthworth Hotel's refurbishment.
Tresury Bronze combines traditional elegance with a contemporary overhaul. The pearl patina brings out the beautiful colours of the metals and creats a strong lustre.
The screens pictured were manufactured from mild steel and coated in Axolotl Brass with both a brown and black florentine.