Louis Vuitton announces the opening of a new flagship store designed by Jun Aoki in the Midosuji district of Osaka, Japan, on February 1st, 2020.

Architect Jun Aoki is known for his work on a number of landmark Louis Vuitton stores in Japan and around the world, including New York’s Fifth Avenue Maison. Drawing on Osaka’s history as a sea-faring city, Aoki imagined a light and airy white structure inspired by the traditional Higaki-Kaisen sailing boat and its billowing sails. The purity of the façade is reinforced by the use of metal fretwork motifs at ground level, giving the impression of a ship floating on water. The design of the façade also allows for the optimal use of natural light. By illuminating the different levels, the store breathes the city’s energy, while offering clients a sense of calm and respite.

Louis Vuitton Maison Osaka Midosuji
Address: 2-8-16, Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Grand Opening: February 1st, 2020
Store opening hours: 11AM - 8:30PM

LE CAFE V on 7th floor
Grand Opening: February 1st, 2020
Closed: Feb 5th
Opening hours: 11AM - 12AM (LO)

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