Wes Anderson Designs A Café That Leaps Straight Out From His Movies
By Valerie Chang, 11 May 2015
Calling all Wes Anderson fans, you might want to include the following café on your to-go list.
The Grand Budapest Hotel director has designed a café in Milan that seems to leap straight out from his movie sets.
Called Bar Luce, the bar incorporates a vintage décor and Anderson’s signature color palettes.
Its website stated: “The seats, formica furniture, floor, veneered wood wall panels and the range of colors employed are reminiscent of Italian popular culture and aesthetics from the 1950s and 1960s, echoing artistic decisions Anderson made years earlier for his short film Castello Cavalcanti.”
Bar Luce even has an old-school jukebox and two pinball machines—one with a Steve Zissou theme, and the other the theme of Castello Cavalcanti.
According to the bar’s website, Anderson said, “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.”
Bar Luce started business on 9 May 2015, and will be open from 9am to 10pm.
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