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Triennale DesignCafe

Housed within the grand Fascist-era Palazzo dell’Arte and modern design museum Triennale, Triennale Design- Cafe opened in April 2008, timing its inauguration to coincide with the city’s annual Salone del Mobile. Created through a partnership between master chef Carlo Cracco and Italian roadside chain Autogrill (echoed in 2009 by Heston Blumenthal’s work with Little Chef), a large open kitchen offers visual access to the culinary creation in action. The DesignCafe – a large minimalist cube of white, grey and glass – continues to honour its heritage with a working exhibition of iconic 20th-century chairs, including pieces by the likes of Charles and Ray Eames, Jasper Morrison, Gi`o Ponti and Michele De Lucchi (the architect of Triennale DesignCafe). Everything under Coffee Design’s custody is sublimely stylish – from the (excellent) modern Italian food on chic crockery 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.

Triennale di Milano, Via Alemagna 6, Parco Sempione,
Parco Sempione
+ 39 2875 441
Opening Times
10.30 am- 8.30 pm. Closed Mondays and August.
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