25 Oct '15, 3am

Inside Wes Anderson’s New Cafe in Milan

Inside Wes Anderson’s New Cafe in Milan

Filmmaker Wes Anderson has designed a new bar in Milan, housed within Prada’s new art and cultural institution. Formica tables, veneered wood wall panels, pink and mint green seats, pinball machines and a jukebox are used to recreate the atmosphere of a typical Milanese café circa 1950s and 60s at Bar Luce. Or a café that would inspire a screenplay writer. “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,” Anderson said. The famous director preserved the original structure’s arched ceiling in a nod to the the vaulted glass roof and arcades of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of Milan’s most iconic architectural landmarks and one of the world’s oldest shopping centers. Opened over the weekend, the bar is part of the Fonda...

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