The shop is the fabulous result of a close collaboration between the architects Jun Aoki and Peter Marino, who share a long-standing relationship with the French Maison. The new four-storey store was designed to reflect the cultural heritage of Osaka, Japan’s main port, and to highlight the city’s ever-growing role as a center for international travel. In collaboration with the famous chef Yosuke Suga, Le Cafe V, the first Louis Vuitton cafe, is located on the top floor of the Maison Osaka Midosuji, and precedes the secret entrance of Sugalabo V, the exclusive Suga restaurant, also inside the Maison.
Architect Jun Aoki is known for his work in numerous Louis Vuitton stores in Japan and around the world, including Malson Fifth Avenue in New York. Taking a cue from the history of Osaka, a city with a long seafaring tradition, Aoki has imagined a white, light and airy structure inspired by the famous Higaki-Kaisen merchant boat and its floating sails. Inside, the architect Peter Marino followed the same inspirations, connecting the four floors of the shop to both the maritime atmosphere and the Japanese traditional culture.
Louis Vuitton is also proud to announce an unprecedented collaboration with the famous Japanese chef Yosuke Suga.
The Maison Louis Vuitton Osaka Midosuji is the first of the Maison’s stores to host a café within its space. Located on the top floor of this spectacular new example, Le Cafe V offers a menu by chef Yosuke Suga. The large terrace and its adjacent bar can be visited both during the day and in the evening. Next to the Le Cafe V cocktail bar, a hidden door allows access to the Sugalabo V restaurant, also housed inside the building. Hidden behind a speak-easy style door, this exclusive space for a small group of diners is open only in the evening and is accessed directly from the Maison.
Louis Vuitton Maison Osaka Midosuji
2-8-16 Shinsaibashi-suji Chuo-ku
Open from February 1st 2020
Hours: 11.00 – 20.30
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