wes anderson envisions eccentric film set for bar luce at fondazione prada
wes anderson envisions eccentric film set for bar luce at fondazione prada wes anderson envisions eccentric film set for bar luce at fondazione prada
jul 20, 2015

wes anderson envisions eccentric film set for bar luce at fondazione prada

wes anderson envisions eccentric film set for bar luce at fondazione prada
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known for the distinctive, visual style seen consistently in his film-making, american director wes anderson has shown his flare for interior design in fondazione prada‘s ‘bar luce’ in milan. the result is reminiscent of the city itself, but also classic italian neorealist films of the 1950s and 60s.

bar luce recreates the atmosphere of a typical milanese café
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the interiors have been adorned floor-to-ceiling with details, that together, they translate the director’s whimsical, and kitch style into a playful setting. sherbet colored formica furniture is arranged around the casual setting, and complemented with a retro juke box and steve zissou pinball machine. meanwhile, visual focus has been placed on the wood-paneled and patterned wallpaper, which subtly leads the eye up to the arched ceiling, replicating the symbolic galleria vittorio emanuele’s roof in milan. by imagining a place he would comfortably write a movie and spend his ‘non-fictional afternoons in’, wes anderson has realized a space where the public can experience one of his film sets, while enjoying a milanese spritz.



see designboom’s feature on fondazione prada designed by OMA here.

veneered wood wall panels and the range of colors used echo italian popular culture
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the bar is at the new fondazione prada complex in milan
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flecked flooring coupled with sherbert and pastel tones
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a classic steve zissou pinball machine
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vintage juke box
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the arched ceiling, recreates a small version of the vaulted glass roof at milan’s symbolic galleria vittorio emanuele
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detail of the pattered wallpaper
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jars filled with sweets are arranged along the shelves
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formica furniture
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exterior of the bar
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