The Sister Lodge in Milan sits inside an historical convent

A former nunnery in Milan’s metropolis centre is now dwelling to The Sister Lodge, which structure studio Quincoces-Dragò has accomplished with eclectic interiors.

Occupying a 16th-century constructing that when served as a convent, The Sister Lodge has been decadently dressed with a mixture of outdated and new furnishings to evoke a “timeless environment”.

Its identify is a playful nod to the positioning’s previous, with the phrase sister usually used to explain a feminine member of a non secular order.

The resort is the most recent addition to Six – a multidisciplinary group of areas launched by entrepreneur Mauro Orlandelli that includes of the SixGallery, Sixième bistro and supplies studio Forest Design.

“The prevailing fashion is an eclectic mixture of subtle furnishings, timeless romantic particulars and up to date parts, which collectively give a welcoming and refined environment,” stated Samuele Savio, artwork director of Six.

The Sister Hotel in Milan

When it got here to designing the resort’s 9 visitor rooms and communal areas, Orlandelli approached architects David Lopez Quincoces and Fanny Bauer Grung – heads of studio Quincoces-Dragò and curators of exhibitions at SixGallery.

They aimed to channel an aesthetic akin to a hôtel particulier, the French time period used to explain grandiose personal townhouses.

The Sister Hotel in Milan

“The concept of hospitality for The Sister Lodge was born from this, the need to supply an expertise in a classy however casual atmosphere, a bohemian oasis the place design, artwork and meals come collectively,” the group defined.

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Partitions within the bedrooms have been painted moody shades like navy blue and moss inexperienced. Curiosity is added by a number of classic furnishings taken from the gallery, like orange velvet sofas and timber display screen dividers.

The Sister Hotel in Milan

Pure mild filters in from tall french doorways, which open up onto small balconies.

Forest Design accomplished the flooring all through the house, choosing wooden parquet within the sleeping quarters and purple and black terrazzo within the corridors – colors that the design group felt represented Milan as a metropolis.

The Sister Hotel in Milan

Though The Sister Lodge will not open till September 2019, one of many rooms was previewed to the general public at this yr’s Milan design week.

The occasion additionally noticed structure duo Pezo von Ellrichschausen flip a baroque palazzo the other way up with a “magic” mirror set up and artist Linda Tegg fill Jil Sander’s HQ with an abundance of crops.

Images is by Alberto Strada.

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