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INGRIDESIGN @ wes andesron's bar luce milano

When I heard that film director Wes Anderson (famous for indie films such as The Royal Tenenbaums, The Darjeeling Limited, Moonrise Kingdom to name a few) had designed the interior of Bar Luce at the Fondazione Prada I had to go and check it out.

Anderson has re-created the atmosphere of a typical Milanese cafè with a 1950s style full of pastel colours and quirky details, the perfect place for a drink and a bite to eat while you pretend that you’re in your favourite Wes Anderson film..

INGRIDESIGN @ wes anderson's bar luce exterior

INGRIDESIGN @ wes anderson's bar luce bartender

The bar-staff is all dressed as they have stepped out of The Grand Budapest Hotel, I kept looking for the lobby boy but he was unfortunately not around. As it was a very hot and sunny day I had a classic spritz, which I enjoyed while observing the big crowd – a mix of hipsters and Italian families on a day out.

INGRIDESIGN @ wes anderson's bar luce aperol spritz

INGRIDESIGN @ wes anderson's bar luce candy

All photos by ingridesign

It has a ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’ and a ‘Castello Cavalcanti’ pinball machine alongside a cool retro jukebox, a counter full of candy, cakes, food and drinks, and the most extravagance entrance to a WC I have ever seen.

“There is no ideal angle for this space. It is for real life, and ought to have numerous good spots for eating, drinking, talking, reading, etc. 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.” – Wes Anderson

INGRIDESIGN @ wes anderson's bar luce table

INGRIDESIGN @ wes anderson's bar luce coffee machine

INGRIDESIGN @ wes anderson's bar luce WC

INGRIDESIGN @ wes andesron's bar luce counter

INGRIDESIGN @ wes andesron's-bar-luce-i-love-you

INGRIDESIGN @ wes anderson's bar luce entrance

Bar Luce opened this weekend and is a must-see for any Wes Anderson fans!

Ingrid Opstad

That Scandinavian feeling is a blog by Ingrid Opstad, a Norwegian journalist living in Italy. Ingrid wants her blog to represent the feeling of coziness and calm with a Nordic simplistic, minimalistic style. The blog is intended to share her knowledge and love for Scandinavia; touching upon everything from interiors, design, lifestyle, travel to hygge. A place where you can get inspired to find that Scandinavian feeling yourself, no matter where in the world you are.

May 10, 2015



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    Allison Nakamura

    December 16, 2015

    i was recently into we anderson’s movie and i found this incredibly fascinating. your amazing photos made me wanna go even more! thanks for sharing xx

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    December 17, 2015

    Thank you so much Allison! I would definitely recommend you visit the bar if you ever travel to Milano, it’s like stepping into one of his films! xx

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    Asif Le Kahn

    May 24, 2016

    Roger That