Wes Anderson fans know and adore the singular stunning aesthetic that characterizes each of his films. Now, the famed director has brought his love of design to the real world, designing the interiors for , a café and bar in Milan, which opened on May 9th.
From its green and pink chairs to the minty tabletops and pale-speckled floor, the café's design is evocative of Anderson's films, and is full of the light, pastel colors Anderson's movie sets are known for.
The entire café is a feast for the eyes, with modular seating inspired by the 1950s and 60s and quirky, printed wallpaper covering the ceiling and walls. And then there are the bulbs hanging in two straight lines, which call to mind the director's love of symmetry and give a nod to the subway stops of New York City and Paris, the locations of Anderson's films "The Royal Tenenbaums" and "Hotel Chevalier" respectively.
that his motivation was to craft a space where real life could flourish. "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," he tells . "I tried to make it a bar I would want to spend my own non-fictional afternoons in."
Bar Luce is open from 9 am to 10 pm, and serves coffee and pastries—which look delicious, but are unfortunately not from Mendelson's—as well as wine, beer and cocktails. Visitors can also enjoy the space's jukebox or play the two pinball machines, one of which has a "Life Aquatic" theme.
Check out a few of the photos some avid fans have already , below.