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Mandarin oriental, Milan unveils Duomo private dining room designed by Fornasetti

Two Michelin-starred Seta Restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Milan has unveiled an exclusive new dining space, the Duomo Private Dining Room.

Featuring bespoke furnishings and decorative pieces sourced from atelier Fornasetti’s impressive collection, the Duomo Private Dining Room is the latest collaboration between Fornasetti and Mandarin Oriental, Milan, which is the only hotel in the world to have an exclusive Fornasetti Suite designed by the company.

The dining room is named after the Duomo Sommerso wall panel art, which is based on an illustration created by Fornasetti’s founder, Piero Fornasetti, in 1951. Portraying Milan’s cathedral underwater with a myriad of fish swimming round it, the artwork blurs the boundaries between reality and illusion, creating a surreal, dreamlike world.

Hanging on the wall, either side of the Duomo Sommerso panel, are vintage decorative plates from Piero’s Cupole d’Italia series of church cupola reproductions.

Two corner cupboards are decorated with Piero’s depictions of early twentieth century soprano Lina Cavalieri, who was considered the ‘most beautiful woman in the world’ by her fans. Decorative lines on the portraits create an imaginary atlas illustrated with fish, algae and other sea life, adding another marine element to the room’s design.

The dining room ceiling features a delicate motif that mimics the clouds, enhancing the room’s dreamlike and soothing atmosphere. The Nuvolette wallpaper by Cole & Son, designed by Fornasetti’s creative director Barnaba Fornasetti, pays homage to his father Piero’s passion for engraving.

To celebrate, Seta’s Executive Chef Antonio Guida has created a special dish inspired by the dining room’s stylish Fornasetti-designed interiors. Re-imagining the flavour of the dining room’s marine themed design for the palate, Chef Antonio Guida has created a suitably sophisticated Risotto with oyster, caviar and wood sorrel, to reflect the elegance of the interior design.

The Duomo Private Dining Room can accommodate up to eight guests and is available for food and wine tastings and other bespoke events.

About Mandarin Oriental, Milan
Mandarin Oriental, Milan is housed in the re-development of four elegant 18th Century buildings ideally located in via Andegari, in the fashionable heart of the city. The hotel offers a charming mix of style and luxury, with 70 elegant rooms and 34 spacious suites. Guests can discover exquisite dining in the beautiful setting of Italian fine dining restaurant, Seta run by acclaimed chef Antonio Guida and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Mandarin Bar. Both venues have access to two beautiful outdoor courtyards, offering al fresco dining options. The 900 square-metre Spa features six treatment rooms, and there is a world class hair salon, a manicure and pedicure studio, a fitness centre and an indoor swimming pool.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 32 hotels and seven residences in 23 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.

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