Sugalabo V is the first restaurant created by Louis Vuitton in one of its stores. It occupies the top floor of the brand's recently opened branch in Midosuji - a bustling boulevard in central Osaka lined with upscale fashion boutiques.
The restaurant is run by Japanese chef Yosuke Suga, who received acclaim in 2015 when he opened Tokyo's intimate restaurant, Sugalabo.
Sugalabo V has an equally private atmosphere. Accessible through a hidden "speakeasy style" door, the restaurant has a few chocolate brown dining rooms where only small groups of people are allowed to eat per evening.
The lucky ones can choose to sit at formal tables or around a high counter that overlooks the open kitchen, to get a glimpse of the chefs at work. Jewel leather seats are dotted throughout, while the floor is covered in monochrome diamond-shaped tiles.
Golden brass pipes also meander across the restaurant's walls, wrapping around shelves that display gleaming pots and pans.
The top floor of Louis Vuitton's Osaka Midosuji store also houses Le Cafe V, which will also be supervised by chef Suga.
Completed in a much lighter color and material palette, the cafe features creamy terrazzo flooring, huge yellow sofas, and iridescent discs hanging from the ceiling. Drink orders are taken from a huge brass bar counter.
The large glass doors can be folded down to allow access to an outdoor terrace dotted with aqua blue and lime green furniture.
Here, visitors can see the store building up close, which Japanese architect Jun Aoki created to resemble the billowing sails of a ship.
The opening of Sugalabo V is one of Louis Vuitton's notable recent events. Barely two months ago, the brand reopened the doors of his store on New Bond Street in London, after more than a year of work.
Designed by American architect Peter Marino to evoke "happiness without a sense of intimidation," the space features a colorful array of artwork by figures like Tracey Emin and James Turrell.
The year 2019 also saw Louis Vuitton open a Boutique designed by Frank Gehry in Seoul, South Korea and launch a large exhibition in Los Angeles who presented 180 articles from the archives of the fashion house.
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