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Paris-based lifestyle brand Kitsuné has opened a You can also find out more about the cafeNext to its boutiqueSilver Lake is a beautiful place to visit. Los AngelesBoth have minimalist interiors with white oak and Stainless Steel.
Facing Sunset Boulevard on the east side of the city, this is the brand’s fourth cafe in North America – following locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Vancouver – and its first in LA.
“A sprawling city of diverse findings, from cutting-edge restaurants to pockets of art and architecture second to none, LA has lent design inspiration and a backdrop to several campaigns for the fashion house,” said the Kitsuné team.
“Now, it’s the perfect setting for Café Kitsuné, a physical extension of the brand’s Franco-Japanese DNA, and reinvention of the classic Parisian cafe and wine bar experience with a Japanese twist,” they added.
The building’s exterior red-tile and concrete flooring were preserved. Hand-painted signs by Californian artist were also installed. Jeffrey SincichThe large windows facing the street were adorned with a decorative awning.
The 700-square foot (65-square metre) cafe features white oak tables, brushed stainless steel counters and burnt orange dining chairs.
Another Sincich mural covers the full length of a wall, offering “a whimsical take on Café Kitsuné’s standard appearance” and presenting the space as an “old-school market”.
A speaker system by Japanese audio company Rotel was installed in the cafe “to provide a top-notch sound experience for customers”, according to Kitsuné.
The next door boutique uses a similar palette of materials for elements, including a built in storage and display unit along the back wall.
White oak is used to frame the doors, shelves, and frames that lead into the stock room and fitting room. Ribbed stainless steel sheets are used as a backdrop to the items displayed.
A bright blue table was placed in the center to add some colour.
Kitsuné was founded by 2002 by Kuroki and Gildas Loaëc and encompasses the fashion brand, Maison Kitsuné; a music label, Kitsuné Musique; and its line of cafes, bars and restaurants.
In 2017, French designer Mathieu Lehanneur created the Kitsuné store interior in New York’s SohoAdd snaking metal rails to display garments.
The photography is by David Kitz.