A Wes Anderson-Designed Café That Just Opened in Milan Looks Exactly Like One of His Movie Sets

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Wes Anderson designed Bar Luce inside an art and culture complex in Milan, and it’s unsurprisingly befitting
A Wes Anderson-Designed Café That Just Opened in Milan Looks Exactly Like One of His Movie Sets
Fondazione Prada

I love you, but I’m going to spend way too much money on Italian airfare to get to you. 

The king of whimsy has opened a caffeinated wonderland. For fans of Wes Anderson’s work, his new café Bar Luce, which just opened inside the Prada art and culture center in Milan, is a space at once familiar and eye-catching. Anderson explained that he designed Bar Luce as “a bar I would want to spend my own non-fictional afternoons in.”

Indeed, the coffee shop looks like it jumped off the screen at a showing of The Royal Tenenbaums or The Grand Budapest Hotel, with a calming, nostalgic design: pastel color blocking, mod restrooms, and even a working Life Aquatic pinball machine.

“While I do think it would make a pretty good movie set,” Anderson explains on the café’s website, “I think it would be an even better place to write a movie.”

Bar Luce, which opened this past weekend, is located inside the Fondazione Prada and will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., likely serving all manner of twee pastries and coffees. 

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