Following on from the recent reopening of Sydney’s Louis Vuitton Maison, the French fashion house has expanded its worldly offerings in the heart of Osaka, Japan. A product of the meticulous minds of Jun Aoki and Peter Marino, the newest boutique has garnered global interest not only for its sweeping facade of sails – reminiscent of traditional Higaki-Kaisen cargo ships and a nod to the city’s history – but the brand’s first restaurant.
Sitting on the top floor of the boutique, the space is aptly dubbed ‘Le Café V’ and comes from the collaborative vision of Louis Vuitton and renowned Japanese chef Yosuke Suga, while the anticipated restaurant space titled ‘Sugalabo V’ can be discovered behind a secret speakeasy door. Also featuring a vibrant outdoor terrace, while the cafe space carries the design cues of the rest of the store, the intimate dining space designed around an open kitchen takes on a moody feel with dark wood accents and custom design details from Louis Vuitton’s The Objets Nomades, the brand’s furniture and travel collection.
Finished off with artwork from Kenta Cobayashi, the space is a welcomed first for the luxury house. The two restaurants are located within the Louis Vuitton Maison Osaka Midosuji, which opens its doors on February 1.