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First time in world’s fashion capital and don’t know where to eat in Milan? Milan Design Agenda gives the best spot for a romantic dinner at Ceresio Restaurant by Dimore Studio Interiors..and to enlarge your Milan City Guide options!
The Ceresio 7 restaurant project saw the stylists Dean and Dan Caten (the famous duo of fashion designers from DsQuared) , personally involved in the architectural design and planning together with the Storage architectural studio. In terms of creating the interiors and complementary items, the Catens worked in partnership with the Dimore interior design Studio.
Dimore Studio Interiors reinterpreted the period style of the building in which the restaurant is located (the 1930s), giving the interior layout a more contemporary touch, adding a vintage twist to it!
The entire space develops symmetrically and is perfectly reflected while the oval table represents both the symbolic and design centre. The two lateral wings extend from this symbolic centre and the path between the tables is marked by two central dividers that as well as creating intimacy between the tables also function as storage containers.
The detailed search for objects that complete the décor means that the client is enveloped in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The collection of exhibits displayed on the walls includes vintage pieces from all over the world, such as original pottery from the US, Asian sculptures, a tea set by the Italian designer Giò Ponti, old cigarette lighters, art books…
The grey floor is created from rough stone while the luxurious inlays in brass and lacquered black metal create a leitmotif that links the interior and exterior zones.
The graphic interplay of the windows frames the Milan skyline in a series of small images while behind, the panorama is reflected in the installation of one hundred and twenty pictures which are divided up by wall-mounted brass lamps that extend over the tables. Brass finished fittings enhance the burgundy lacquered tables and the comfortable leather sofas.
At the opposing ends, two imposing marble fireplaces separate the cigar room and the bar (strategically placed for the sunset). The two relaxation zones are furnished with a variety of chairs: vintage or created ad hoc for this project. The bar has a marble Armani top framed by a patterned brass edging and the large lighting installation above it (designed specifically by Dimore Studio) alternates materials and different shapes that express an elegance from yesteryear.
The bathrooms have a vaguely Oriental atmosphere, emphasized by the wallpaper designs and the retro lines of the furnishings while the mirrors themselves reproduce the movement of the bamboo leaves on the wall paper. The terrace is home to the two swimming pools (located at opposite ends) surrounded by lush plants and furniture that call to mind a sense of worldliness of times past.
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