Wes Anderson Designed a Totally Wes Anderson-Style Cafe in Italy
If you subscribe to auteur theory, then Wes Anderson is definitely an auteur — there’s no mistaking the director’s signature style, with his fondness for particular color palettes and fine details. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live in a Wes Anderson film, you can now do just that…if you have money to spare to travel to Milan, Italy that is, which is now the home of a cafe designed by Anderson himself.
Anderson provided his services to Bar Luce in Milan, and over at the official website for the cafe, the director explains that his intention was “to make it a bar I would want to spend my own non-fictional afternoons in.” And a bar where you would want to spend your afternoons in, as well, judging by the photos below:
As you can see from the photos above, the cafe features a pastel color palette, along with beautiful wallpaper that evokes a rich, antique feel. There are also two pinball machines: one featuring The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, and the other featuring a Castello Cavalcanti theme, based on Anderson’s short film for Prada. That short also provided much of the inspiration for the design, incorporating ‘50s and ‘60s elements. In addition, the bar features a jukebox, which I sincerely hope plays nothing but songs from Anderson’s films.
Bar Luce is now open in Milan every day from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The people of Italy are so very lucky.