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Wes Anderson Designed A Cafe In Milan, And It's Exactly What You Would Expect


Eccentric filmmaker and screenwriter Wes Anderson is best known for the extraordinary set decoration and impeccable attention to detail in his films like "The Royal Tenenbaums" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel." His style is immediately recognizable in his movies, and now, you can pretend like you're in one.

Anderson helped design the new Bar Luce, an Italian cafe that opened Saturday in Milan's Fondazione Prada building. It's quintessential Anderson, from the color palettes to the pinball machines. Bar Luce's interior is modeled after a typical Milanese cafe, according to its website, integrating such influences as Italian pop art in the '50s and '60s and Italian Neorealism.

On the Bar Luce website, Anderson explained why he chose not to favor the "symmetrical tableaux" of his films:

"There is no ideal angle for this space. It is for real life, and ought to have numerous good spots for eating, drinking, talking, reading, etc. 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 want to spend our own non-fictional afternoons there, as well. Scroll through the photos and book that trip to Milan, ASAP:

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