An immersive experience for guests, artists and makers, Bassano is eclectically layered through a considered approach to materials, objects, lighting and functionality of space.
Atop the contours of Red Hill, Victoria, sits a new offering of accommodation a world away from the urban chaos of nearby Melbourne and unique to the surrounding Mornington Peninsula. Embracing the drama of light and the sensuality of tactile materiality, Bassano Red Hill emerges as an experience inimitable and enriching in equal measure.
An immersive experience for guests, artists and makers, Bassano is eclectically layered through a considered approach to materials, objects, lighting and functionality of space. While the site offers expansive views over the rolling landscape, the cabins are devised around the ability to retreat into private sanctuaries. For this reason, Tom Robertson Architects conceived multiple areas within their respective spaces, all with slightly different offerings.
Architecturally designed with views over rolling green hills, the Bassano studio is a luxurious and eclectic space, for a regional escape to tickle the senses. Designed for two, the space features a central sliding wall of fluted glass, to transition the setting from casual to intimate, casting shadows and diffusing light. Curious objects and rare vintage pieces from the greats of 20th century design have been curated from near and far by Simone Haag, consulted to complete the interior design. The resulting effect is diverse yet cohesive, elevating the sense of luxury and the level of detail in the design.
An amalgamation of Italian fixtures and contemporary pieces from local designers was a design decision made due to the clients’ ties to Italy.
"We proposed a collection of 1960s and 70s Italian items, paired with a curated mix of contemporary components" - Simone Haag
Radiofonografo by Brionvega
Its hard to miss the Radiofonografo featured within the space. A reinterpretation of the original design created in 1965 by designers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. The Radiofonografo is a superb work of modern industrial design, thanks to its incomparable style and sound. Italian electronics company Brionvega is known for its innovative and stylish designs, after first introducing the Radiofonografo, it quickly became a symbol of modernity and sophistication.
The Radiofonografo became a beloved piece of technology, not only for its functionality but also for its aesthetic appeal. Its design perfectly encapsulated the spirit of the era, reflecting the growing interest in modern design and the fusion of technology with art. The Radiofonografo was and is a true statement piece, its timeless design has ensured its continued popularity. In recent years, Brionvega has released updated versions of the Radiofonografo, incorporating modern features such as Bluetooth connectivity and digital radio reception, while still preserving the distinctive look and feel of the original model.
Overall, the aesthetic is a knock-back in time, but with a decidedly modern twist. “The interior concept is grounded in calming textures and tones that provide a private and intimate retreat away from the urban chaos,” concludes Simone.
Design: Tom Robertson Architects & Simone Haag.
Photography: Derek Swalwell