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Axolotl Terracotta

In another industry first, Axolotl are excited to launch Axolotl Terracotta. Utilising Axolotl's properietory bonding process, we can replicate the natural aesthetic of terracotta perfectly, while making it simpler and more cost effective. Axolotl Terracotta retains the integrity of natural terracotta with variance in texture and colour. The unique coating process enables Axolotl Terracotta to be utilised in situations never before considered possible in design. in keeping with Axolotl's current practises, Axolotl Terracotta can be bonded onto traditional building materials, of standard shapes and forms. This allows the terracotta aesthetic to be realised anywhere you may normally use aluminium, CFC sheeting or stainless steel, in virtually any size or shape. Additionally, the issues of shrinkage, weight, scale and manufacturing times found with traditional terracotta are dramatically improved. Axolotl Terracotta is Australian produced and manufactured. It is offered in a range of colours and textures and has unlimited design potential, each project can be further individualised with Axolotl’s in-house ability to carve or etch custom designs onto the surface. Terracotta has long been a part of our built environment as a beautiful and timeless building product, used throughout the world by leading Architects such as Renzo Piano. Now Axolotl Terracotta reinvents this classic beauty to be more cost and production effective, without losing any of its aesthetic qualities.


The Axolotl coating process was developed with sustainability in mind. Axolotl Terracotta does not require firing, or heavy machinery as used in a casting process, and can be applied onto sustainable substrates, limiting its environmental impact. Axolotl Terracotta uses recycled materials and the quantity of raw materials required for 1 square metre of Axolotl Terracotta is just 1.5% of raw materials required for the same surface area of solid terracotta. This translates to a fraction of the carbon emissions of the production of solid terracotta. Furthermore using a lightweight sustainable substrate for construction, an item coated with Axolotl Terracotta weighs up to 20 times less than a cast object of the same size, reducing carbon emissions released during the transport of the product.

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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