Six N. Five, the new inspirational studio in Barcelona
Months ago, we published an article about Six N. Five where we interviewed its founder, Ezequiel Pini, in which he already told us then about this lovely project they were preparing and that was recently launched.
This refurbishing project has been carried out by Isern Serra, who has conceptualized the space based on the idea of materiality itself, connecting it at the same time to the surrealist digital work of Six N. Five.
“A majestic, harmonious and serene space where subtlety and simplicity are prioritized by an atmosphere of monochrome and earthy tones.”
This multi-disciplinary space has been designed to share and achieve, but above all, to attract creativity. And it makes complete sense, because as well as being a workplace for Ezequiel Pini and his team with a workshop for the production of prototypes, it is also an exhibition showroom, a space for talks and presentations, an area of leisure and virtual reality and specialty coffee. In short, a small multidisciplinary space, open to the city with great cultural offers.
Multidiscipline and Three Marks Coffee
It is located in Barcelona, in the Poblenou neighbourhood and, as it is on the ground floor, it has direct access to the street, as well as a large back terrace.
The area that looks on to the street also has a tiered platform that runs through to the back of the building. It has been designed as a space for exhibitions and also functions as a waiting area of the coffee shop.
Alongside it we encounter the Coffee corner by Three Marks, of which we are big fans, making this one of the most sought-after and crowded areas.
The private area is made up of the studio, the workshop, the leisure zone and the meeting room, including the kitchen. All these spaces are connected via a large terrace, where there is a wall full of plants, that allows a very special afternoon sun to shine through.
“The space was conceived as a great architectural sanctuary where the impression of craftwork can be very much felt.”
The importance of details
As we mentioned before, in this two-storey space, on the mezzanine floor, they have their own workshop, that includes a 3D printer and a worktable for manual work. The space also includes a storage area, a shelf-room and the restrooms.
On the other side of the mezzanine, there is a leisure and relaxation area, where the steps lead to a round garden and a custom-designed sofa that has been upholstered in the same material as the curtains, providing a sense of uniformity and connection. The coffee table is the Mineral Coffee table by Ferm and it is accompanied by the Pacha Lounge Chair by Gubi.
This space is structured around a large main masonry table with a microcement finish. A piece that, above all, reinforces the process and the handcrafted concept- This table is surrounded by Aeron chairs by Herman Miller.
The parallel wall is made up of a large shelf unit that serves as a background to the great work table. There are books, prototypes and objects that are inspirational for the surreal world of Six N. Five.
At the end of the room, on a different level, there is an awe-inspiring kitchen and meeting room, divided by two large curtains, creating the feeling of a theatre and a stage.
The customized designer kitchen is made up of a Dekton countertop by Cosentino and enamelled doors. The table was designed and made to measure by Carpintería J. Vidal and is surrounded by eight Nº30 chairs by Ton.
The lighting project was completed with ceiling rails and low lights, together with the Tekio lamp by Santa & Cole in the sofa area, a customized linear LED that helps to illuminate the large work table and the Tempo lamps by Vibia for the kitchen.
(*) Photos: Salva López.