Whilst looking for a spot to store my Bikemi (Milan’s bike-sharing system) near Piazza Lodi, I followed the black arrows on white paper sheets, glued to walls, lanterns and doors toward the space hosting the Design Academy Eindhoven exhibition, on Via Frulli. Before visiting the exhibition I sat down at the take-away cafe run by Keuken Confessies (Kitchen Confessions), enjoying actual rose tea.
The central area was set up with two long pick-nick tables, covered with classical light-brown gift-wrap paper, decorated with hand-painted plates and cutlery. This is where the Milan Breakfasts take place, quality conversations on design, with free coffee and croissants. I can’t think of a better way to bring people together and evoke some sense of communion, other than through great food. Hopefully the valuable discussions are continued over lunch, aperitivi or dinner.
Earlier, I was lucky to have dinner at Trattoria Aurora, and will try to either visit the Osteria del Treno, or Il Cucchiaio di Legno in the coming days – but with so much to see, there’s hardly any time to digest it. I might keep my culinary confessions for later.
Would you like breakfast sessions at your company, university or school as a means to set up a conversation? Why (not)?