“After years in the corporate world, Studio 6F founder Gil Melott faced a major crossroads in his life. In 2015, following a major heart-attack, he began to realize that there is a difference between being successful as a corporate executive, and being truly fulfilled.
Thus his career as an interior designer, and the idea for his affiliated art and design gallery, Studio 6F, were born. Named after the hex color code for white, #FFFFFF, the 6F represents Melott’s theory that projects should always start with a blank slate or empty space in order to achieve the best results.”
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“An exciting new design studio in Logan Square showcases bespoke furnishings and artwork in a modern setting... Think custom furnishings by Michael Dreeben, vibrant abstract artwork by Anne Abueva and imaginative lighting creations by Ted Harris - just a few of the more than a dozen creatives on Melott's roster. ‘People who have a very clear point of view and a story to tell are very interesting to me.’”
“RARE, 1920’S INDUSTRIAL GLOVE MOLD TRANSFORMED INTO A PAIR OF ONE OF A KIND TED HARRIS SCONCES. TED HARRIS HAS PARTNERED WITH STUDIO 6F TO CREATE A SERIES OF DISTINCT PIECES WITH UNIQUE COMBINATIONS OF FOUND AND REIMAGINED ITEMS FOR LUXURY RESIDENTIAL AND BOUTIQUE HOSPITALITY PROJECTS. AVAILABLE IN SHOWROOM AND ONLINE.”
"Bold colors, sharp lines and funk-tastic prints converge across summer's hottest fashion, art and interior design trends. Featuring Studio 6F artists Sylvia Schuster, page 66 and Anne Abueva, page 69."
“The new design, by Gil Melott of Studio6F, will certainly be a radical departure, favoring clean lines, plush pillows and an interplay of different textures. Melott wanted to bring some sophistication to the space. ‘There's a sense of humility to the food,’ he says. In the end, he focused on this thought: ‘If chef was cooking the most important meal and proposing to his wife, where would that be?’
Everything about the design is different, from the absence of booths to how you enter the restaurant. ‘You currently walk right into the service station,’ says Melott. ‘Now you'll jog to the right and be greeted by a hostess.’ Walnut vertical slats line the right wall. Windows, which are currently covered up, will be exposed and lined with a gabion wall, an iron cage filled with stones. The back wall will be covered with a Japanese style of burnt wood called shou-sugi-ban”
"They say 'home is where the heart is,' but without some design know-how, home is more like 'a box that’s sort of comfortable if you know which part of the couch to sit on.' Enter Studio 6F, the new Chicago design company with a serious eye for beautifying interior spaces. Led by Chicagoan Gil Melott, Studio 6F offers exclusive access to the world’s most interesting art collections, as well as the creative wherewithal to execute your vision no matter space, style or budget."
“I’m a self-described 'schizophrenic specialist and social anthropologist.' With Studio 6F I wanted to create a business that allows me to be part connoisseur, with the eye of a decorator, analytical skills of a CPA, and the logistical skills of a general. And while a lot of those things come naturally or 'unnaturally,' my design and showroom business was really a result of one cathartic moment.”