Feature Project:

By 55 Clarence St lobby by Gray Puksand  

How do you create a warm and inviting ambience within a large lobby with the intention to encourage people to meet and congregate?

Feature Project:

It takes a number of considerations and the designers at Gray Puksand show us how it’s done, with the help of Axolotl applied metal, in their recently completed renewal of the entry foyer at 55 Clarence Street in Sydney.

Axolotl applied Gold Bronze in a smooth finish is featured across the walls of the lobby. The hand-polished treatment injects warmth and visual softness working as the perfect anchoring backdrop to the dynamic space. The Axolotl treatment was also bonded to the vertical blades behind the reception desk, where Gray Puksand have used recessed uplighting to wash over the blades, highlighting the warmth and variation of the surface.

Gray Puksand share with us their intention for the space; “the desired design outcome was to create a space that acts as a destination within the building rather than a thoroughfare. Each setting within the lobby creates opportunities to spark serendipitous encounters, provoking opportunities to meet and work, through carefully curated pieces with integrated power and technology “

The concept and design direction as described by Gray Puksand for their recent project; "The renewal of 55 Clarence Street draws inspiration from the unique scape of Sydney’s Clarence Street, evoking a sense of sophistication with an edge. The space is designed to activate the area, create artful ambience and a welcoming feeling."

Axolotl has pushed the boundaries of design since our inception in 1995 when we pioneered the bonding of semi-precious metal onto any substrate.Over the past 20 years we have never rested in our quest to continue to amaze and inspire, taking architectural glass to new creative heights since 2005 and launching our concrete, timber and terracotta ranges of bonded surfaces from 2011.Committed to ever evolving, we are constantly developing the range of products we offer and introducing new technologies and new aesthetics that meet the increasingly diverse needs of our customers.The Axolotl name is synonymous with technological innovation and state-of-the-art design. We are at the forefront of our game and we are dedicated to providing the best quality and most innovative products for Australian and international markets.


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