Rooftop party under the Lombardy sun: The roof terrace of the “Il Duca” hotel was without doubt one of the most leisurely locations in Milan during the Salone del Mobile.

Over the roofs of Milan

Gloster and Stylepark invited guests to the presentation of Cecilie Manz’s new Outdoor collection on the roof terrace of Hotel Il Duca – and it was a truly memorably evening.
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 4/13/2017

Super mood among the 100-plus guests on the roof terrace of the Hotel Il Duca on Piazza Repubblica. The spectacular view of the new architecture of the Porta Nuova and brilliant weather, exciting conversations over an Apérol-Spritz and mini-burgers, a lot of enthusiastic acclaim for Cecilie Manz’s new collection for Gloster, which is as elegant as it is versatile. Well away from the hustle and bustle of the fair and the countless events at the Fuorisalone, here the emphasis was not on seeing and being seen but on slowing down, and getting into deep conversation. Architects, interior architects, designers, journalists – both young and old, renowned and up-and-coming – they had all taken up Gloster and Stylepark’s invitation and clearly felt at home: as the pictures show.

Lars Eriksen and Davide Pompa
Angelo van Tol, Robert Volhard and Julia Röckner
Harald Klein
Cecilie Manz and Jutta Werner
Matteo Thun and listeners
Fabio Azzolina, Lorenza Marengo, Catharina Lorenz
The architects Peter Ippolito and Gunter Fleitz
Stefan Hoske, Ulla Spitz and Margit Hausel-Wilhelm
Robert Volhard, Christian Werner and Inga Sempé
Great finger-food, swift service: all creature comforts provided.