The director behind The Royal Tenenbaums and Fantastic Mr Fox has created a cafe that looks exactly like a set from one of his films
A brand-new cafe has opened in Milan. Normally, that kind of news is nothing to get excited about – except this one has been designed, head-to-toe, by the one and only Wes Anderson, the film director.
The cafe, Bar Luce, sits inside the newly opened and super cool Fondazione Prada complex. If you're a Wes Anderson fan (think The Royal Tenenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom), then you're going to lose your mind.
For Anderson, Bar Luce is all about recreating a "typical Milanese cafe". He says: "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."
Anderson continues: "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."
Everything from the 1950s pastels to the amazing wallpaper made Instagram go completely bonkers.
Even the toilets look like they've been made specially for Margot Tenenbaum.
And of course, all the staff are perfectly turned out. We'd expect nothing less than the smartest bow tie.
Glass jars of sweets are all we've ever wanted.
A croissant, a coffee, and a go on the magical juke box.
Oh Bar Luce. You stole our hearts. One ticket to Milan please.