Following an initial reveal from a year ago, Louis Vuitton has ventured into the food and beverage sector with its first-ever café and restaurant, Le Café V and Sugalabo V.
Nestled in Osaka, Japan, both the café and restaurant feature dishes from famed chef Yosuke Suga, who was once the protégé of the legendary 32-Michelin starred chef Joël Robuchon. Le Café V is located on the top (fourth) floor of the store, where cocktails are to be served on an outdoor terrace making it an ideal post-shopping spree spot come spring.
At dinnertime, Sugalabo V opens its door for dining. The venue follows the concept of Chef Suga’s critically acclaimed, limited-seating restaurant of the same name in Tokyo, which is currently ranked the 47th best restaurant in the world. Behind a set of speakeasy doors, Louis Vuitton’s restaurant features an open kitchen, designed with sleek embellishments and warm woods, distinctly LV.
Design details of the restaurant are similar to the original. Partnered with Tokujin Yoshioka, Chef Suga designed original charger plates for the table settings. Yoshioka is a creator for Objets Nomades, LouisVuitton’s furniture and travel-inspired accessories collection, which has a staple at design shows like Design Miami and Salone del Mobile. He is known for his modern, nature-inspired works.
The interiors will also have nautical detailing in a nod to the building’s architecture as a whole. Designed by Jun Aoki, it’s meant to evoke a ship floating on water—the facade itself is reminiscent of billowing sails.
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