Wes Anderson designs Bar Luce for Fondazione Prada / by James Kelleher


Photo: Attilio Maranzano. Courtesy Fondazione Prada

Wes Anderson has created a Wes Anderson-themed bar, paying tribute to 1950s Italian café culture and also to himself, Wes Anderson. 

Commissioned as part of Prada's new Rem Koolhaas-designed art complex Fondazione Prada, and decked out in a typically Andersonian pastel green and pink palette, Bar Luce has a few nods to other Anderson projects. See that pinball table on the left, beside the pillar? That is a Steve Zissou pinball table. I can't begin to tell you how much I covet this. The internet isn't giving up any details on the jukebox, but this being Wes, I'm going to assume he hired in Mark Mothersbaugh as Jukebox Supervisor to make sure everything was just-so. 

Castello Cavalcanti, an earlier Prada/Anderson short with Jason Schwartzman as a race car driver, seems to be the main inspiration for the bar – watch it below ↓ and check out some more detail shots from Instagram after that. Really, though: that wallpaper has got to go.