Via Scaldasole starts from Corso di Porta Ticinese, runs towards Conca di Viarenna and then flows in Via Arena. It must be said that this street’s fame, in the past, wasn’t the best among the Milanese people. Since a couple of years, though, Via Scaldasole leads a new life. And now we have a very in motive to visit it: the Six Project.
We are in an old Milanese building, a former monastery, at number 7. Hidden behind a large doorway there’s a small and intimate yard, surrounded by walkways, covered in palms, banyans, ferns and majestic kentias. Here’s the Six Project: charming, exotic and sensual. A place that is both polyhedric and unique for the richness of its contrasts. A place that has multiple places: a design gallery, the Six Gallery; the GinO12/Sixème bistrot.
Entrepreneur Mauro Orlandelli, creator of the project, wanted to unite many different professionalism and passions in one single space with one thing in common: the research for excellence. He involved Samuele Savio in it, as art director to cure the concept and the image of the project, while the Spanish architect duo David Lopez Quincoces and Fanny Bauer Grung from the Quincoces-Dragò & Partner studio.
The Six Gallery was made out of the central part of the building, its large skylight fills the room with light. In here you can find famous designers’ pieces, like the unmistakable chairs “Leggere” by Gio Ponti, the statuesque tables by Gabriella Crespi, Aalto lamps and many other precious items, some even of their own production.
Six Project experienced significant changes in the early months of 2019 including the managment of the Sixieme Bistot passing into the hands of Officina12 and GinO12 group, thus becoming GinO12/Sixieme. Here, the classic menu of the bistro is flanked by that of the #foodology project introduced by the new management. Some dishes are deprived of essential ingredients in order to be associated with the complementary cocktails. Therefore, not a pairing, but a utual completion. You can try the apple studel, where cinnamon will be the main ingredient in your cocktail.
Not only that, the biggest news of the 2019 Salone del Mobile concerns The SIster Hotel: a 9-room boutique hotel that will open its doors in September right above the Six gallery. The internior deisgn project was followed by the studio’s partner of the Gallery, Quincocesdrago, created by Mauro Orlandelli. The hotel reception will be on the ground floor of the courtyard in the place that used to be Irene Cuzzaniti’s Florist’s space.
At Six Project the air you breathe is international and vaguely exotic. It’s a complex place that deserves more than one visit to be fully appreciated. Coming back is a pleasure anyway, beautiful as it is.