Together As One – Biasol
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
For Melbourne-based design studio Biasol, design is a multi-disciplinary practice in which interiors, buildings, products, art, graphics and branding come together as one.
“We don’t just characterise our design process where interior designers work on interiors and architects only work on buildings and then somehow, they magically come together. For us, it’s really about conceiving them as one, right from the very beginning,” explains founder Jean-Pierre Biasol. This approach stems from Jean-Pierre’s experience studying in Europe, and in particular Italy, where, he says “it gave me a lot of exposure to many of the design greats, which really played a part in influencing the way our studio thinks.”
Collaboration is, therefore, key to the studio’s practice. “Design for us is really about respecting the journey we go through. When we develop the design language for the project, it’s really beautiful to see how the interior flows on into graphic elements, which makes the brand, which then flows into a building, unifying them together as one end product,” Jean-Pierre says. Underpinning the team’s collaborative process is a shared curiosity and commitment to questioning the status quo. “We’re constantly asking ourselves – has it always been this way? Why? How can we make something better?”
“We don’t just characterise our design process where interior designers work on interiors and architects only work on buildings and then somehow, they magically come together. For us, it’s really about conceiving them as one, right from the very beginning.”
Biasol’s portfolio of work is defined by its diversity, with the studio actively embracing the differences inherent to each brief. Each project is united by Biasol’s emphasis on design that is bold yet sensitive to context, that is layered, and which crafts a sense of flow between spaces. “Our style can be seen as an Italian flair and passion; German precision with a Scandinavian style, all coming together,” Jean-Pierre reflects. “We love modernising on traditional elements with a sense of simplicity, with strong consideration to form, function, with an intention to withstand the test of time.”
Above all, Jean-Pierre explains, for Biasol design is about much more than just aesthetics. “It’s about designing to last, to perform and function as much as it is about the creators, the makers and the people coming together behind the design that makes it just so special,” he concludes.