Six is a clever combination of design gallery, bistro and a green boutique studio located in the Centre of Milan.
The concept of this project was born by entrepreneur Mauro Orlandelli. He worked with art director Samuele Savio who developed creative branding and logo for Six. The space is characterized by nique elements and contemporary colour palette, developed by architects David Lopez Quincoces and Fanny Bauer Grung. They bring together an eclectic selection of rare furnishings, affordable design and authentic atmosphere.
Very important too the contribution by musician Sergio Carnevale and landscapist Irene Cuzzaniti, respectively coming up with the idea for food venue and floral touch with the green studio.
Six is built around a courtyard, and explores ideas of tropical and bohemian vibes from oversized palms and luscious monstera plants, to nomadic rugs from Atai mountains and natural ash timber chairs by Gio Ponti. Moreover old plaster layers were removed as part of the renovation to reveal the large open arches, original brickwork and floors of the sixteenth-century building, giving the entire space a grand dimension with soaring ceilings and large skylights.
The interiors palette is dominated by smoky grey and muted tones subtly contrasted with the brilliant green of tropical vegetation. All this leafy greenery is not only a decoration but also a conceptual backdrop for photographic shoots and events.
The table designed by David Lopez Quincoces and armchairs that Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret created for Chandigrah in India remind us of the modernist philosophy and polished Milanese culture. A space that aims to be timeless and classic through design, Vietnamese vases and modern Scandinavian furniture.
The team at SIX has delivered an impressive and unexpected secret spot in Milan that’s simple and artistic at the same time. The authenticity of the interiors is enhanced with natural materials of some of the well-known furniture classics, bridging the perception of outdoor and indoor gardens to create a holistic container.
Images courtesy of SIX.
Photography by Alberto Strada.