Louis Vuitton has opened a restaurant and cafe inside its new retailer in Osaka, Japan, with interiors original by the model’s in-house design workforce.
Sugalabo V is the primary restaurant that Louis Vuitton has created inside certainly one of its shops. It occupies the highest ground of the model’s recently-opened department on Midosuji – a bustling boulevard in central Osaka that is lined with luxurious style boutiques.
The restaurant is headed up by Japanese chef Yosuke Suga, who gained acclaim again in 2015 when he opened intimate Tokyo eatery Sugalabo.
Sugalabo V has a equally non-public ambiance. Accessed by way of a hidden, “speakeasy-style” door, the restaurant includes a few chocolate-brown eating rooms the place solely small teams of persons are permitted to eat per night.
The fortunate few can choose to take a seat at formal tables or round a high-counter that overlooks the open kitchen, getting a glimpse of the cooks at work. Jewel-tone leather-based seats have been dotted all through, whereas the ground is clad in monochromatic rhombus-shaped tiles.
Golden brass pipes additionally snake throughout the restaurant’s partitions, winding round cabinets which show shiny pots and pans.
The highest ground of Louis Vuitton’s Osaka Midosuji retailer additionally accommodates Le Cafe V, which can even be overseen by chef Suga.
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Accomplished in a a lot lighter color and materials palette, the cafe options creamy terrazzo flooring, enormous yellow sofas and iridescent discs dangling from the ceiling. Drinks orders are taken from an enormous brass bar counter.
Tall glass doorways may be slid again to grant entry to an out of doors terrace that is dotted with aqua-blue and lime-green furnishings.
Right here guests can get an up-close have a look at the shop constructing, which Japanese architect Jun Aoki has created to resemble the billowing sails of a ship.
The opening of Sugalabo V is certainly one of a number of current notable occasions for Louis Vuitton. Simply two months in the past the model reopened the doorways its retailer on London’s New Bond Road, after over a yr of renovation works.
Designed by American architect Peter Marino to evoke “happiness with no feeling of intimidation”, the area includes a vibrant array of artworks by figures like Tracey Emin and James Turrell.
The yr 2019 additionally noticed Louis Vuitton open a Frank Gehry-designed retailer in Seoul, South Korea, and launch an in depth exhibition in Los Angeles that showcased 180 gadgets from the style home’s archive.