For 18 years Axolotl has been the pioneer of innovative and creative metal, concrete, glass and timber products.
Our unique range began with a semi-precious metal coating process that was a world first and is now widely acknowledged as a benchmark for high end surface technology. In 2011 the international award winning concrete surface process has also been available, redefining the possibilities for concrete surfaces in any project. Axolotl also offers a range of bespoke glass and timber products which are unlimited in design potential. All four materials can be used individually or combined in a multitude of ways to create a true one-off.
Axolotl extends both the design and construction potential of any project to become a unique source of inspiration for architects and designers, indoors or outdoors. Its team is dedicated to working with you to fully realise the potential of Axolotl products and provide a customised service from conception to completion.
Axolotl was founded in July 1995 after extensive research and development by the company’s founders, brothers Kris and Kim Torma.
Axolotl is based in Sydney, Australia and has factories operating in New Caledonia, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It is in its 18th year of business and currently employs twenty full-time staff in its head office. The Sydney operation consists of a modern 11,000 square foot factory facility in Matraville.
Axolotl is proudly Australian owned and operated.
Axolotl is founded on a simple premise: to forge the path in preeminent quality and high end design for surface finishes in the architecture and design industry.
Our reputation rests on a driven commitment to quality craftsmanship, pre-empting trends, responding to client needs and preparedness to customise our approach for individual clients.
Awards / Accolades
2012 Axolotl Concrete and LINK – Voted ‘Material of Excellence’ and selected for inclusion into the material archive by New York’s prestigious ‘Material ConneXion Resource Library’
2011 Winner: Australian International Design Award for Architectural & Interior Products: Axolotl Concrete
2011 Axolotl Concrete – selected by AIDA for exhibition at the world’s largest design expo, Design Korea 2011
2011 Axolotl Concrete exhibited at the Powerhouse Museum ‘Success and Innovation Showcase’ for 12 months.
2011 Award for employing workers with an intellectual disability for more than 10 years
2010 Awarded Viridian’s 2010 Vision Award for Best Residential Interiors use of glass to Sam Crawford Architects.
2008 Winner Best Stand 30-70m – Designex
2008 Winner Best Dressed Stand – SIDA Foundation Designex
2008 Winner Best New Product for ‘Link’
2006 Winner Best Stand 30-70m – Designex
2006 Winner Best New Product for ‘the Signature Series’
2004 Winner Best Dressed Stand – SIDA Foundation Designex
2003 Finalist in the Telstra Small Business Awards
2003 Finalist Employer of the Year Award
2002 Winner of the National Business and GIO Product Innovation Award.
2001 Voted ‘Material of Excellence’ and selected for inclusion into the material archive by New York’s prestigious ‘Material ConneXion Resource Library’
1999 Winner of Australia Post Small Business of the Year Award.
1999 Winner of the 1999 Australian Business President’s Prize for ‘Success Through Innovation’
1999 Finalist in the Telstra Small Business Awards.
1999 Honourable mention for best product at Interior DesignEx 99.
1998 Honourable mention for best product at Interior DesignEx 98.
1998 Accepted into the Australian Technology Showcase with the first round of companies.
1998 Member of the NSWDSRD High Growth Business Program.
1998 Winner of Vogue Living Best Stand under 30m2 Award at Interior DesignEx 98
1998 Finalist Employer of the Year Award
1997 Finalist of Australia Post Small Business of the Year Award.
1997 Finalist of Yellow Pages Business Ideas Grants.