Peck CityLife

Vudafieri Saverino Partners as Architects

Designed by the Milan-based studio Vudafieri-Saverino Partners, the new Peck is located in the CityLife Shopping District, the largest urban shopping district in Italy.


Claudio Saverino and Tiziano Vudafieri have defined a concept capable of expressing the fundamental features of Peck’s historic identity, bringing it into a design which is at once timeless and highly contemporary. It is, first and foremost, a project of “designing relationships”, namely those between different people and times.


The interior design was structured so as to provide a narrative continuity throughout the different areas to create a fluid relationship between the delicatessen, restaurant, wine bar and cocktail bar. Four places which differ in their function and relationship with the public, but which all make for a unique experience. 


The space pays tribute to post-war Milan, the reconstruction, the economic miracle - the Milan in which the legend of Peck established itself - without making the place didactic. The quotations pay homage to a shared history: the flooring is redolent of historic Milanese stone, the ceppo di Gré from the quarries of Lake Iseo; the restaurant’s false ceiling, with wooden panelling, recalls Villa Necchi Campiglio of the great Milanese architect Piero Portaluppi; the struts which hold up the shelves are evocative of the BBPR’s Velasca Tower; for the seating, meanwhile, Gio Ponti was chosen: elegance and essentiality. Subliminal, rather than explicit, messages of a sober yet bold Milanese character. 

The decorative lamps, with their modern, post-industrial look, are intended to recall the aesthetic tradition of Milanese palaces, with attention to the choice of light fixtures whose presence is peculiar. 


The iconic materials of Peck, such as wood, black iron and copper, have been reinterpreted in a contemporary way; even in the kitchen, the white and blue tiles from the kitchens of via Spadari have been reused. 

Milan aperitif among Archistar towers

PEDRALI as Manufacturers

Pedrali furniture chosen for the new dehors Peck CityLife

Peck CityLife, the restaurant of the Milan historical brand opened in December 2018, now grows and renews opening the new dehors by studio Vudafieri-Saverino Partners. Located in the heart of Piazza Tre Torri, gravity centre CityLife Shopping District and meeting point of the most iconic architectures of the city. The site offers an original and fresh interpretation of Peck’s classical and timeless language, serving as new destination for the happy hour in Milan.

The casual location that stand for a “gourmet oasis” from which is possible to contemplate the dynamism of CityLife and its exclusive skyscrapers ‘ view of the so-called “New Milan”. A simple and essential design characterizes this Innovative and impressive volume of glass Architecture which turns itself into a lantern at night and opens up to the square during the warm weather. Wide sliding glass walls make it suitable to all seasons: an open patio in summer and a comfortable winter garden during the cold season. This continuity is made possible also thanks to the furnishing solutions selected: Inox tables and Tribeca armchairs by Pedrali, here proposed in black and green shades, reflecting the restaurant’s iconic colours.

Tribeca outdoor collection by CMP Design is a modern reinterpretation of classic Sixties patio chairs made from steel and woven material. Handmade with meticulous attention to detail, Tribeca is exceptionally soft and comfortable; the woven cording offers a fresh and dynamic sense of flow and openness to the seat.

Inox tables, simple and functional, are characterized by a clear and linear geometry. This year marks a special anniversary: 20 years from their first launch, dated 2000.

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