Barcelona office designed as a serene oasis
Barcelona-based creative studio Six N Five unveils its new office, designed by Isern Serra and featuring a muted colour palette and special attention to craft
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Creative studio Six N Five unveils its new office space in Barcelona, created in collaboration with designer Isern Serra. A long-term Wallpaper* collaborator, Six N Five was founded by Ezequiel Pini, and specialises in digital images, creating surreal fantasy worlds that push the boundaries of CGI.
Six N Five Barcelona office design by Isern Serra
Serene and luminous, the L-shaped office design is defined by a neutral colour palette throughout and is created as a multifunctional space for the studio’s team as well as visitors. The street-facing entrance leads to a showroom and exhibition space and a café by local roastery Three Marks Coffee. This space will become the stage for a cultural programme led by Six N Five, opening it up to the city.
Behind a set of theatre-like curtains, an open corridor leads to the creative studio, conceived as an oasis of calm and featuring bespoke furniture (opens in new tab) and a raw material palette characterised by the original concrete structure of the building.
The team’s space is divided into a relaxation area with a custom-designed sofa (upholstered with the same fabric used for the curtains, explains Serra, to achieve a sense of uniformity and connection throughout), placed alongside the ‘Mineral’ coffee table by Ferm Living and the ‘Pacha’ lounge chair, a 1970s design by Pierre Paulin produced by Gubi.
Facing a set of floor-to-ceiling windows is the workstation, centered around a bespoke table that was made on site using masonry and finished with micro cement. The large desk faces a series of bookcases (opens in new tab) showcasing prototypes and objects that inspired the surrealist world of Six N Five.
The last space in the studio is the kitchen (opens in new tab), separated once again by thick curtains and featuring a custom-designed kitchen with a Dekton worktop by Cosentino, a bespoke table produced by local joinery workshop Carpintería J Vidal, and chairs by Ton. Lighting (opens in new tab) throughout is by Spanish brands Vibia and Santa & Cole.
‘Earth tones are chosen to reinforce this idea of materiality and achieved through the use of micro cement on the floor and the functional elements. The same texture is attained on the walls using the same tone of paint with an irregular plaster base,’ says Serra. ‘The space was conceived as a large architectural sanctuary, where the imprint of craftsmanship is very present.’
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Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.
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