World-first Louis Vuitton cafe and restaurant opens in Osaka
The world’s first Louis Vuitton cafe and restaurant have opened inside the stunning new Louis Vuitton Maison Osaka Midosuji in Japan.
In cooperation with renowned chef Yosuke Suga, the first Louis Vuitton cafe, Le Cafe V is located on the top floor, featuring a Cocoon Room, with a terrace and a bar.
A speakeasy-style door connects the Louis Vuitton cafe, dubbed Le Cafe V, with the brand’s restaurant Sugalabo V where an open kitchen is set up. Design details are similar to the original, connecting to the central theme of the building’s design, according to DesignBoom.
The Louis Vuitton Maison Osaka Midosuji is the result of a close partnership between Jun Aoki and New York designer Peter Marino, reflecting Osaka’s heritage as Japan’s most-important port.
Inspired by sailing vessels, the store’s facade, designed by Aoki, resembles a floating ship with a light and airy white structure. To create a floating effect, Marino creates wooden floors, wood-clad pillars and metal ceilings.
The launch of a Louis Vuitton cafe and restaurant follows similar forays into f&b by other luxury brands, including Tiffany & Co’s Blue Box Cafe, Armani Cafes and Ralph Lauren eateries.