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Wes Anderson Designed a Café That Looks Like Something Straight Out of His Movies

Attention all Wes Anderson super-fans: It’s time to pack your vintage monogrammed luggage for Italy — Prada’s new art and culture complex, which opens in Milan this weekend, includes a café called Bar Luce that’s designed by the director. It’s easily the most Wes Anderson-y thing ever that doesn’t involve Bill Murray.

That front table is probably reserved for Bill Murray.
That front table is probably reserved for Bill Murray. Photo: Attilio Maranzano/Courtesy Fondazione Prada

The pastel Formica, terrazzo floor, and patterned wallpaper, which look like they were lifted from the Grand Budapest Hotel film set, are actually not-so-subtle winks to mid-century Italian cinema (classics like Miracle in Milan by Vittorio De Sica) and Milanese architecture (like the famed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II). Anderson explains, “I tried to make it a bar I would want to spend my own non-fictional afternoons in.”

Here’s another angle of the space:

And yes, that is a Steve Zissou pinball machine against the wall.

[Wired]

Wes Anderson Designed a Café That Looks Like Something Straight Out of His