Let them eat cheese

The notion of poor students eking out an existence and living on baked beans was dispelled last night by Nick Leon, director of the collaborative educator Design London – a joint venture between the Royal College of Art and neighbouring Imperial College.

Photo credit: Harriet Devoy

Source: Photo credit: Harriet Devoy

Design London MA students are, it seems, treated reasonably regularly to an evening brainstorm at La Fromagerie, the decidedly delicious epicuream emporium in London’s Marylebone.

Leon’s argument is, quite rightly, that one of the best ways to teach the notion of experiential design is through introducing great experiences – and a canteen sandwich just doesn’t hack it. And, as he points out, the fees for the course aren’t exactly low.

Photo credit: Harriet Devoy

Source: Photo credit: Harriet Devoy

Ironically, it was at a soirée at La Fromagerie that Leon imparted this gem. But, as the cheese displays snapped on the iPhone suggest, this was no student fest: it was the launch of Cheese, the  fascinating new book by La Fromagerie proprietor Patricia Michelson, with details of cheeses from across the world that no serious foodie could resist.

Photo credit: Harriet Devoy

Source: Harriet Devoy

Published by Jacqui Smith and priced £30, Cheese is designed by Lawrence Morton – and well worth a look.

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  • Minny November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I wonder who paid for this, is this where student fee’s are going

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