If you’ve ever dreamt of being on a Wes Anderson film set (like, all day long), I’m bursting to inform you that now is your chance. Sip coffee amongst his signature pastels (personally chosen by Wes), listen to the jukebox wailing out tunes that would appear on his soundtracks and play the part of a Royal Tenenbaum in this fabulously kitsch new bar in Milan… (queue angels singing).
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As you may know, the Italian luxury brand Prada, are huge fans of the quirky film director, having worked with him on many of their mini-movie advertisements, and so its no surprise they approached Anderson to design the café/ bar at their brand new art and culture complex, Fondazione Prada.
Spy a Steve Zissou pinball machine, retro formica tables and an old-fashioned candy bar; Bar Luce is every bit a Wes Anderson movie, set in the 1950s. The multi-talented director himself admits, “While I do think it would make a pretty good movie set, I think it would be an even better place to write a movie. I tried to make it a bar I would want to spend my own non-fictional afternoons in.”
The bar is so new (the opening was last week) that there’s only one official photo. So of course, being an Anderson super-fan, I had to go digging through Instagram to find more images on the social network, snapped by the lucky early-bird visitors of the Bar Luce.
The Fondazione Prada is now open, along with Bar Luce. Check out what kind of things await you here, like this underwater doctor’s examination room.