Referencing the Classical Arch – The Tondo Collection by Biasol
As a team of multi-disciplinary designers, Biasol’s in-house product design experience is able to be fully utilised on more than just a per-project basis but across standalone product ranges as well. The Tondo Collection is a series of mirrors, inspired by the modern arch, that speak to a contemporary, minimalist approach. The overall intent is to create a collection of objects that Biasol would typically specify in the studio’s interiors projects, and to recoup control over all elements from inception to production. This control also allows for further customisation as needed.
Designed and manufactured in Melbourne, the collection is available in a variety of colourways (greys, black, white, green, dust, blue and burgundy) that reflect the current trending palette combinations. The finishes available also range from satin to gloss, all of which can be customised, and are available in either a powder-coated paint or 2PAC steel frame for indoor use. The Tondo Collection is available in four sizes, which lend themselves to multiples uses in residential, hospitality and commercial environments.
Being strong supporters of local design, Biasol found that by being based in Australia, availability and the range of products was limited geographically for their outcomes, with the available resources having a limiting effect on the ability to achieve deadlines. Through the creation of an in-house product collection (which also includes a series of other furniture items), Biasol is able to experiment with an extension of their own brand, and offer this developed product offering to consumers and other designers for use.
Showcased in Biasol’s Casa Atrio House and Wellard Architect’s Elsternwick House, the Tondo Collection has been utilised as a welcomed addition to project collaborations with other design studios and stylist Bek Sheppard. Leveraging his European experience, founding director Jean-Pierre Biasol has drawn on experience in manufacturing and working with craftspeople garnered over the years and channelled that into this collection. Planned to evolve and expand, the Tondo Collection is proposed as a method as well as a product that creates a timeless and timely addition to Australian design.