In an intimate and secret corner of Milan, find a beautiful courtyard with palms, banyan trees, ferns and a majestic kentia. The old-fashioned balconies and arched openings are immersed in a timeless atmosphere. This courtyard houses a sixteenth-century ancient monastery now conceived as a hub for creative ideas. The space inside is divided into smaller areas, each dedicated to a specific aspect of Six Project: food with GinO12/Sixième bistro, design with Six Gallery, production with Forest Design Materioteca, and hotellerie with the The Sister Hotel opening in Fall 2019.
The hotel recalls the original function of the place, a monastery of nuns now turned into a new idea of hospitality, conceived to offer an experience in a sophisticated but informal environment, a bohemian oasis where design, art and food come together. Designers Quincoces-Dragò, head of the Six Gallery, are credited for architecture, interiors, and furnishing, partly vintage and partly new, according to the specific needs of the nine rooms, of which one is a suite and two are junior suites, each with its own identity. The interiors’ style is an eclectic mix of sophisticated furniture, romantic details and contemporary elements. The Milanese touch can be recognized in the typical colors of the city: black, coral red and gold, readapted and made more precious, which predominate in the amenities and objects that make up the setting.
A pilot room was opened to visitors during Milan Design Week 2019. It recalls the relaxing tones of the bistro Sixième and the Sixgallery, with dark green walls and black skirting boards and doors. The floors are newly designed or made by using old materials, such as wooden floors in the bedrooms, light grits in the bathrooms, red and black terrazzo floor in the corridor. The furniture has been selected from previous Six Project Collection, with some vintage pieces, including the wall lamps by Ignazio Gardella, Altai mats, textiles and velvets in a fusion of colors ranging from neutral tones to the warmer earth shades.
The Sister Hotel
via Scaldasole 7, Milano