Hot in Milan: Bar Luce, Designed by Wes Anderson, at Fondazione Prada

Bar Luce

This summer, Milan is the place to be. There’s the World's Fair 2015, a new Mandarin Oriental hotel opening in June, and a hot new bar, designed by director Wes Anderson, at the new Fondazione Prada in Milan. Called Bar Luce, the eatery channels a typical Milanese café, with preserved historic architectural details.

The design is inspired by Italian pop culture from the 50s and 60s (think formica, veneered wood walls, and plenty of pastels). More specifically, the inspiration came from two Milan-based films: Miracle in Milan (1951) and Rocco and His Brothers (1960). On the Fondazione Prada’s website, Anderson is quoted about the concept: “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.”

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