By: Veronica Odetunde
Tropical green plants dress all the corners of the newly renovated SIX gallery space in Milan - giving it new life in a literal sense. There is a feeling of effortless simplicity throughout the project that is home to the SIX design Gallery, the Sixéme bistro and the design boutique ‘Irene’.
Visitors are greeted with open spaces and natural skylight blazing from the big windows. The earthy colors, the bare stone floors, and the botanical garden theme matches the creators' approach, "we wanted everything, from the furniture to the plants, to look like they had been here forever".
By undressing the old walls and unveiling the original brick walls the creators brought back the rustic vibe. They mixed designs from all over the world in a way that flows perfectly together. Scandinavian furniture, vases from Vietnam and Italian tables by Gabriella Crespi, known for her use of geometry and glamour. The floors covered with rugs from Altai, chairs by Gió Ponti and armchairs created by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret.
This was the result of a group effort that took place in a sixteenth-century building. SIX projects is a renovation project which combined the talents and minds of founder and entrepreneur Mauro Orlandelli, art director Samuele Savio, musician Sergio Carnevale, landscapists Irene Cuzzaniti and architects David Lopez Quincoces and Fanny Bauer Grung.
Since debuting in September of 2017 the SIX projects is an eye-catching must-see space for people passionate about design, art, and food located in the heart of Milan, Italy.