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Wes Anderson designed a cafe in Milan because why not

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Attilio Maranzano

Director Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Life Aquatic, Rushmore) has a very distinct, arguably idiosyncratic style, from geometric perfection to his steadfast dedication to certain color palettes. In another life, he'd make a great interior designer — and by another life, I actually mean this one right here.

By its own admission, Bar Luce does match the same symmetry Anderson typically goes for, but this Milanese cafe was, in fact, designed by the director. In his own words:

"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, which opened this past weekend as part of the new Fondazione Prada venue, is open from 9AM to 10PM.

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tried the new Bar Luce designed by Wes Anderson today w/ @mary.land! it's a marvel ✭ #barluce #fondazioneprada

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#VSCOcam #ohWes! #barluce

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