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Coffee Design

This most divine of cafés in Milan – a large minimalist cube of white, grey and glass – is a blank canvas for 54 different chairs by the likes of Charles and Ray Eames, Jasper Morrison, Gìo Ponti and Michele De Lucchi (the architect of Coffee Design). Housed within the grand Fascist-era Palazzo dell’Arte and modern design museum La Triennale, Coffee Design honours its heritage with a working exhibition of iconic 20th-century chairs.rnrnAlong one length of the café is a low white wall of modern objets d’art, guest-curated by eminent Italian and international creatives. Along the other are vast glass windows that look out onto Parco Sempione and La Triennale’s new Fiat Café (Tel: 02 724 341). rnrnEverything under Coffee Design’s custody is sublimely stylish – from the (excellent) modern Italian food on chic crockery, to cruet sets shaped like conical flasks and test tubes, to an au courant crowd of Lenin-bearded architect types, en masse at its superb Sunday brunches. Newcomers to the scene might like to accessorize with Vogue Casa from the bookshop next door.

La Triennale di Milano, Viale Alemagna, 6,
Parco Sempione
+39 02 875 441
Opening Times
10am-8.30pm. Closed Mondays and August
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