The 'Moleskine Cafe' is a Multipurpose Hub in Downtown Milan

By: Joey Haar - Aug 2, 2016
References: moleskine & fastcodesign
Moleskine, the notebook brand beloved by creatives everywhere, is offering a gathering place for its writing and drawing community with the Moleskine Cafe. Though one of the key appeals of the snazzy jotpads is their portability, allowing consumers to draw while on the bus, in a subway, daydreaming at work or anywhere else, the brick and mortar Moleskine Cafe is meant to be a place for creatives to gather and write or draw together.

It may be called the Moleskine Cafe, but the space is more than just a coffee shop. Located in the heart of the Brera Design District in Milan, the shop will also feature an art gallery, a Moleskine store, and a library. As the website writes, the intention is to put forward a "contemporary reinterpretation of the idea of the 'cafe litteraire.'" Considering that great artists like Hemingway, Picasso and Matisse wrote in little black notebooks while reclining at similar cafes, the Moleskine Cafe is taking good inspiration.