Italian luxury label Bottega Veneta has announced the opening of its first-ever hospitality cafe in Osaka, Japan. Located in Hankyu Men’s department store on the second floor, the Bottega Cafe is set to be the trendiest place in town. Drop by for fashion but stay for Italian aperitivo and wine. It is also easily accessible within the brand’s boutique.
The cafe spreads across 55 sqm and is designed around the idea of lightness. Its design language is clear as the interiors and exteriors are ameliorated into one open area that’s demarcated only by colour and mood. The tension between bold materials and light elements evokes an intriguing sensibility with an overarching aesthetics akin to Bottega Veneta’s sophisticated Italian roots.
The world’s first Bottega Cafe is also creative director Daniel Lee’s latest venture into hospitality since taking over the helm in July 2018. The overall concept reflects his rejuvenated appeal that he has brought to the fashion house and his recent modernised signature intrecciato braided leather seen in his latest Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Guests can easily walk into the cafe that’s covered in Terrazzo Palladiano flooring made with a variety of Venetian marbles. A bright neon pink signage that reads ‘Bottega Cafe’ adds an urban touch while the glass garden wall exposes nature’s greenery alongside a weathered architectural finish. The focal point is at the bar counter that’s flushed in vivid Bottega blue. The cafe is dotted with bright yellow tables with seating that recalls the house’s signature intrecciato in luxurious espresso leather.
The Bottega Cafe offers a curated menu inspired by the traditional Italian classics including coffee, teas, juices, and wines (of course), served with a bevvy of desserts and savoury aperitivo bites. Paying homage to the brand’s rich heritage, there will be an impressive wine list exclusively from the Veneto region — the birthplace of Bottega Veneta.
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This story first appeared in Lifestyle Asia Kuala Lumpur