The Prada Collection is comprised mostly of works from the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection is conceived as a resource of perspectives and of potential energy. Curators, artists, architects and scientists and students, thinkers and writers are asked to collaborate. The spatial composition of the structure of the Fondazione Prada in Milan is architectural configuarion that combines preexisting buildings with three new structures. The original structure dates back to 1910 when it was a distillery. The combined result is a campus of post-industrial and new spaces, alternately intimate and expansive, while the courtyards provide a common public ground, open to the city.

Bar Luce was designed by film director Wes Anderson creating the atmosphere of a typical Milanese cafe. “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.” said Anderson.

Architectural Project: OMA (Partners in Charge – Rem Koolhaas and Chris van Duijn; Project leader – Federico Pompignoli.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.