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. 

Interior of Bar Luce, image via Fondazione Prada.. Image 1.Interior of Bar Luce, image via Fondazione Prada.

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.