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Beyond the surface: Functional materials unleashing new architectural forms

Explore Axolotl’s Ripple, an innovative architectural surface where stainless steel transcends functionality in a unique fusion of form and reflection.

Beyond the surface: Functional materials unleashing new architectural forms


December 18th, 2023

Architectural surfaces serve as blank canvases for artistic expression in the realm of architecture and interior design, equipping designers with growing possibilities to shape the visual language and experience of any space. 

The timeless and reliable, Stainless Steel, has always been a consistent favourite across the industry for both functional and aesthetic properties. With material trends moving back towards cooler metal tones, Stainless Steel has been increasing in popularity for creating contemporary and layered spaces.

Recognised as leaders in design and innovation in the architectural surfaces category, Axolotl is always pushing the boundaries of what is achievable with materials, and this is showcased in their latest product range, Ripple Stainless Steel. 

Through pressing and manipulating a flat sheet into a gently undulating form with expert polishing, the interplay with light and reflection makes for a truly captivating surface. 

From sparkling bar splashbacks to mesmerising feature walls and counter fronts to unforgettable ceilings, Ripple unlocks is a new world of possibility. Being masters of bespoke materials, Axolotl can also infuse any design and colour onto the Ripple surface to create truly individualised pieces that blur the line between architectural elements and art.

Designers are offered a range of texture options with Ripple, all available in mirror and satin polish acrosssilver, gold, champagne, copper, blue and black. Suitable for both interior applications 304 grade and 316 grade for external applications, and sheet sizes reaching up to an impressive 1500x3000mm for spanning seamlessly across any space. The flexibility continues to extend with capabilities such as folding, perforating, and single or compound curving, providing a dynamic range for any design.

Since its establishment in 1995, Axolotl has upheld its position as a prominent influence in Australian design. A stalwart collaborator with architects, designers, and artists, the company is continually driven to invent and produce the most beautiful handcrafted surfaces utilising the most cutting edge technology and most unexpected aesthetics across metal, concrete, terracotta, glass and beyond. 

While unique in its own right, designers can combine Ripple stainless steel with other Axolotl products to create bespoke masterpieces.

Australian owned, Australian made, Axolotl champions good design. For more information about Axolotl’s Ripple or to request a sample, visit their website.


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