A rooftop restaurant and swimming pools… places like Milan can pull such things off, and Ceresio 7 does it in impeccable style. Hardly surprising, given that the venue crowns the headquarters of clothing house Dsquared2, right in the heart of the city’s fashion district on via Lugano. Label founders Dean and Dan Caten were heavily involved in the design of Ceresio 7, in collaboration with Dimore Studio; the latter does vintage glamour as well as anyone we’ve come across, as seen at recently featured restaurants in Paris and Milan.
The building was constructed in the 1930s, and Ceresio 7 is a faithful and authentic throwback to the time, with lots of original period pieces and sharp new ones which blend together without missing a beat. Around 120 pictures and paintings adorn the walls here, reflecting in the deep-coloured, high-gloss finish of the lacquered tabletops elegantly surrounded with brass. A cigar room is separated from the dining area by fireplaces, while outside is where all the beautiful people will be, taking a relaxing dip in one of the two pools – or cranking out the lengths to burn off the lettuce leaf they indulged in for lunch.