Wes Anderson designed a bar
Starting May 9, you too can be an extra in a Wes Anderson film. Ok, not really, but you can definitely pretend. Whimsy personified, Wes Anderson, director of such films as The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Royal Tenebaums has designed a bar for Italian fashion house Prada's art and design complex Fondazione Prada. Bar Luce looks like a Milanese cafe from the ‘50s with its formica furniture, veneered wood paneling, and a meticulous cheery pastel palette.
This isn’t the first time that Anderson has worked with Prada. He’s collaborated on commercials and Castello Cavalcanti, a seven minute long short film starring Jason Schwartzman. Anderson took inspiration from Italian Neorealism films, 1951’s Miracolo a Milano and 1960’s Rocco E I Suoi Fratelli. And while, the bar does look remarkably like a film set, the director has stated simply: "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.”
We wouldn't be surpised if the bar does indeed become a film set or in the future, or at the very least the setting for some very popular photos on Instagram.