The selection below showcases a few examples of our capabilities in surface design. 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 our effects.


 

APPLIED METAL

Our specialty is custom surface treatments. Our applied metal surfaces use real semi-precious metals applied and hand polished in our factory. Applied metal surfaces and custom metal finishes are suitable for interior and exterior applications. Our range of metals include zinc, copper, brass, bronze, aluminum, nickel, iron, pewter, anthra zinc, gold nickel, silver nickel, rose alloy, armory brass, sentinel copper, and treasury bronze.

This gallery shows examples of the range of applied metals, metal door finishes, textures, ageing effects and surface effects we can achieve. Sample requests can be made to jody@axolotlfl.com. We stock a range of flat samples showcasing our metal colors, textures and ageing effects. Custom samples with 3D profiles, carved and embossed designs can also be arranged for a fee. As our decorative metal coatings and finishes are available in any of the metals we use, and in a wide range of textures and effects it is best to follow our specification guide when specifying for your project. See technical information and specification guides.

BRONZE, TREASURY BRONZE & GOLD BRONZE

Our Bronze surfaces are available in a range of textures, aged patinas and surface effects. The swatches below show examples of the different combinations available.

BRASS

Our Brass surfaces are available in a range of textures, aged patinas and surface effects. The swatches below show examples of the different combinations available.

COPPER & SENTINAL COPPER

Our Copper coatings are available in a range of textures, aged patinas and surface effects. The swatches below show examples of the different combinations available.

SILVER & CHAMPAGNE TONES: ALUMINUM, ZINC, STAINLESS STEEL, NICKEL, GOLD NICKEL, SILVER NICKEL, ROSE ALLOY

Our silver toned surfaces are available in a range of metals, textures, aged patinas and surface effects. The swatches below show examples of the different combinations available.

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

Dark toned metals are crated with various metal alloys, aged patinas and surface effects. The swatches below show examples of the different combinations available.

BLACKENED STEEL

Blackened Steel has become the versatile finish to create mood, texture and sophistication. Like the range of human emotion, it can be dark, fiery, funky or cool.  Mixing 3D printing of graffiti or a colored wash, the Blackened Steel becomes a canvas for art. Choose a rough textured backdrop, and it becomes more industrial. Make it a balance of silvers and blacks and create a smooth surface, and it is sublime sophistication.

RUST, WEATHERED STEEL & CORTEN STYLE COATINGS

Our Rust surfaces are available in a range of textures, aged patinas and surface effects. The swatches below show examples of the different combinations available.

TEXTURES

Below are examples of the range of textures our metals are available in; Cast, Pseudo Smooth, Smooth, Pitted, Light Texture and Lunar (fine, medium and heavy). Special skin textures, Viper and Cayman are also available.

PATINAS AND AGEING

By applying one (or more) of our aged effects, the color and feel of our metals can be subtly or dramatically changed. 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 luster. Ageing effects can be worked after treatment to expose the metal color through as desired.

SURFACE EFFECTS – ROUTED, CARVED & EMBOSSED

Shallow routed and carved surface effects are created in the substrate using CNC machinery before metal coating. These designs are typically de-bossed 1-3mm deep and can be created into our recommended door substrates or MDF from 9mm thick. 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). Below are examples of these effects, they are often paired with aged metals to create additional contrast.

SURFACE EFFECTS – 3D PRINTED

Intricate and multilayered embossed designs can be created with use of a flat bed 3D printer. Axolotl have a range of 3D embossed designs to choose from or you may supply your own in a jpg or vector file format (AI, EPS, PDF, DWG, DXF).

Below are examples of these effects, they are often paired with aged metals to create additional contrast.

SURFACE EFFECTS – 3D ROUTED

3D routed effects are created in to the substrate using CNC machinery before metal coating. These designs can vary from 3-15mm deep and require thicker panels to accommodate the profiles.

Axolotl have a range of 3D routed designs to choose from or you may supply your own profiled panels for treatment. Below are examples of these effects, we typically achieve a polish on the highest points and a cast texture in the rebates.

SURFACE EFFECTS – ETCHED

Etched designs are keyed into the surface of our metal finishes to create a subtle contrast. Ageing can be applied over this to achieve stronger effects.

FEATURED METAL PROJECTS