Named after and inspired by the architectural curves of the Abby in the south of France, the Thoronet Dish brings elegance and history into any space. Crafted, polished, and finished in Sydney, Australia, this piece is made from solid Gunmetal Bronze, a material renowned for its durability and aesthetic appeal. The Thoronet Dish utilizes sand casting, a process that appreciates negative space as much as it does form. This production technique creates unique silhouettes and ensures that each piece is truly one-of-a-kind. While designed as a dish, the Thoronet also serves as a stand-alone display object. Its intriguing design makes it a focal point in any setting, showcasing its exquisite craftsmanship.
Each casting is produced in small batches, leading to slight variations between pieces. Such characteristics may include minor pour ripples or surface pitting, adding to the unique charm of each item. The Thoronet Dish arrives with a bright finish, but over time, it will oxidise and darken to reveal a distinctive patina. This natural ageing process adds depth and character to the piece. To restore the original luster, simply use a metal polish. The Thoronet Dish is not just a functional item but a piece of art. Its organic evolution over time and its inherent variations make it a perfect choice for design professionals and architects seeking to introduce a piece with historical references and an evolving aesthetic into their designs.