A Moleskine Café has just opened in Milan
You don't have to be an original fan of the brand to fall in love with the new Moleskine Café that just opened in Milan. A cafe, art gallery, library and store all rolled into one, it encompasses every detail and aesthetic that makes Moleskine so well-liked. The two-floor cafe made its debut at Corso Garibaldi 65 in the Brera Design District of Moleskine Company's hometown, Milan and there's word that there will soon be more in cities all over the world.
While Moleskine has placed much attention to translate the essence of their classic notebook to the design and layout of the cafe, rest assured that the quality of the coffee and food served aren't compromised. In fact, they take their coffee very seriously and formed a partnership with Milan-based coffee roaster Sevengrams.
Coffee beans are available for purchase in Moleskine branded bags that come with paperband bag wraps designed with illustrations that tell a story - like a book cover. If you're dining in, coffee is served in Moleskine cups and mugs.
A special section of the cafe is dedicated to exhibitions, especially showcasing the early stages of a creative process. Read: Sketches, doodles and notes by established and emerging architects, designers, illustrators, business innovators and film directors. Currently, there are even collections of original sketches by Cino Zucchi, Kengo Kuma, John Alcorn, and Salvatore Ferragamo on display.
The fun doesn't stop there as Moleskine Café will be hosting a program of talks, breakfast learning sessions and workshops by creative professionals - whether it's visual thinking, idea generation, smart productivity, sketching, travel writing or photography - all year round.
For more information, visit the Moleskine Café website.