Wes Anderson has designed a bar for a new art gallery in Italy.
Fondazione Prada has recently opened in Milan, a new art and culture complex founded by fashion house Prada. As Wired reports, the famed film director was enlisted to design the interior of Bar Luce, even going as far as creating a Life Aquatic pinball machine. See pictures below.
Anderson says of the project, “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.”
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Wes Anderson is also reportedly working on setting up a theme park designed by Devo member Mark Mothersbaugh. The pair have a long working relationship, with Mothersbaugh scoring a number of Anderson’s films, including Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums.
Anderson told The Telegraph last year: “I hope to soon secure the means to commission the construction of an important and sizeable theme park to be conceived and designed entirely by Mark Mothersbaugh. For 40 years he has set about creating a body of work which amounts to his own Magic Kingdom, where the visitor is amused and frightened, often simultaneously.”