Visit the world’s most in­spi­ra­tional spa­ces, where ev­ery­thing is for sale

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WHERE? Mi­lan, Italy. TELL ME MORE… The SIX Project is a mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary ‘ hub’ cre­ated by Ital­ian mu­sic and de­sign en­tre­pre­neur Mauro Or­lan­delli with ar­chi­tect duo Fanny Bauer Grung and David Lopez Quin­co­ces, as well as Sa­muele Savio, the cre­ative di­rec­tor at Or­lan­delli’s firm, For­est De­sign. Join­ing the hub’s ex­ist­ing florists and bistro is its brand-new de­sign store, SIX Gallery. WHAT DOES IT SELL? Fur­ni­ture, prints and table­ware from a mix of cen­turies, con­ti­nents and cost brack­ets – a pair of col­lectible vel­vet and pine ‘Leg­gera’ chairs by Giò Ponti top-and-tail a glass and brass ta­ble de­signed by Quin­co­ces him­self. WHAT’S THE STORE LIKE? It’s lo­cated in a 16th-cen­tury monastery, with re­stored par­quet floors, a sky­light, and brick­work painted gun­metal grey. The space is filled with over­sized trop­i­cal plants, and is also avail­able to hire for events. IF I BUY ONE THING? Make it a ma­jor mod­ern clas­sic, such as the brass ‘A330 S’ pen­dant light de­signed in the 1930s by Al­var Aalto (£705).


WHERE? Los An­ge­les, USA. TELL ME MORE… The store’s owner and cu­ra­tor is Paul Davidge, an La-based Brit who gave up a high-fly­ing job in the film in­dus­try to bridge his love of art with his pas­sion for con­tem­po­rary de­sign. WHAT DOES IT SELL? Davidge cu­rates pieces from the world over: be they Mud Australia ce­ram­ics, pho­to­graphic prints by lo­cal cre­ative Joanne Fielder or Mi­lan stu­dio Edizione Lim­i­tata’s mir­rored ta­bles. You can im­pulse-buy in store or as part of an in­te­rior de­sign project over­seen by the Not So Gen­eral stu­dio, which of­fers space plan­ning, in­te­rior ar­chi­tec­ture, cus­tom fur­ni­ture de­sign and art ad­vi­sory ser­vices. WHAT’S THE STORE LIKE? The name comes from the build­ing’s former life as a typ­i­cal west-coast gen­eral store. Now it is a light-filled ex­hi­bi­tion space, in which con­tin­u­ally chang­ing themed room sets give it a chic, ware­house-apart­ment feel. IF I BUY ONE THING? Some colour­ful, sculp­tural glass­ware by New York brand Bianco Light + Space (from £340). not­so­gen­


WHERE? Syd­ney, Australia. TELL ME MORE… The 1985- founded Do­mus Ce­ram­ics evolved into Artedomus, which is now re­garded as the num­ber one des­ti­na­tion in Australia for stylish stone fur­ni­ture and ar­chi­tec­tural nat­u­ral stones im­ported from all over the world. WHAT DOES IT SELL? Ev­ery­thing from raw lime­stone slabs and tiles lac­quered in glossy shades of Le Cor­bus­ier’s colour pal­ette to pressed porce­lain pan­els with a Car­rara mar­ble, basalt or rusty met­al­style fin­ish. Plus, it’s the coun­try’s only stock­ist of Agape bath­ware. WHAT’S THE STORE LIKE? De­signed by in­te­ri­ors ex­perts The Stella Col­lec­tive in col­lab­o­ra­tion with prod­uct de­signer Thomas Cow­ard, this con­verted Art Deco build­ing feels like a home. It is a les­son in let­ting beau­ti­fully cut raw ma­te­ri­als do the talk­ing. Screens and plinths can be moved around to bring dif­fer­ent prod­ucts to the fore as the stock and sea­sons change – and the ma­te­ri­als li­brary at the back of the store is a mood­board-maker’s dream. IF I BUY ONE THING? The ‘Opus Al­le­gro’ or the ‘Opus Mikado’ floor­ing by Lithios De­sign – made from mar­ble ge­o­met­ri­cally in­laid with pri­mary colours (from £1,388 per square me­tre).

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