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Wes Anderson designed a very Wes Anderson-esque cafe in Milan

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Photo: Attilio Maranzano. Courtesy Fondazione Prada.

Few directors have delivered as consistent and idiosyncratic a style as Wes Anderson has throughout his film career. So it’s unsurprising that when the Grand Budapest Hotel director lent his stylings to the creation of a café in Milan, Italy, it came out looking like a set from one of his films.

According to the official website for Bar Luce, Anderson said his aim was “to make it a bar I would want to spend my own non-fictional afternoons in,” or a place where he would want to do his own writing.

The bar, which opened May 9, itself looks to be an amalgamation of Anderson’s films and his own general sense of décor. Two pinball machines are located in Bar Luce, one based on The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, the other on the director’s short film Castello Cavalcanti. And the wallpaper evokes the distinct Budapest Hotel design.

Check out a few shots from the interior of Bar Luce below, and take a look at more photos on Instagram from the café. Hopefully, Anderson’s foray into design will help usher the hypothetical Wes Anderson-created theme park into reality.

Bar Luce

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