Gucci’s New Tokyo Restaurant – Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura Is Luxury Design And Culinary Excellence
- 1 Jul '22
- 4:42 pm by Nuriyah Johar
A remarkable confluence of style and cuisine, Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura’s Tokyo outpost marked the chain’s first foray into Asia (the second being Seoul). It is located on the top of the Gucci Namiki flagship store in Ginza, offering a unique dining experience that incorporates the distinct diversity and identity of Tokyo. Under one Gucci Osteria umbrella, the Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura restaurants bring creativity, elegance, playfulness and sensuality to traditional Italian cuisine. Giving us an insight into the Tokyo outpost, the iconic Massimo Bottura says, “Like Italy, Japanese food and produce are so intertwined in its culture that it has rightly become one of the greatest global cuisines. Japan holds a special place in my heart, and I’m excited to be able to welcome everyone to our little piece of Tokyo.”
Helmed by the creative team at Gucci (led by the brand’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele), the carefully curated interiors at Gucci Osteria Tokyo are influenced by the original Florence outpost, with references to the Italian Renaissance and the eclectic mix of aesthetics embraced by Gucci. One enters through a private lift entrance on the ground floor where a maximal enfilade sets the tone for the upstairs. Given the fact that Gucci has its very own decor collection, it is hardly surprising to see it used throughout the interiors.
Gucci Décor’s Tian wallpaper is layered across the trellis woodworks, resembling the surreal, whimsical atmosphere of winter gardens. From here, a vibrant green palette takes over the spaces through each room, where ornate peacock velvet banquettes complement the pea-green paneling, chic marble dining tables, wicker chairs and the Gucci Décor tableware. Some of the distinct elements that set Gucci Osteria Tokyo apart include its wooden flooring, hand-painted with a pattern inspired by antiques collected by Alessandro Michele.
The restaurant also includes a luxe private dining room aptly called Room of Mirrors, hidden behind patio doors. Featuring antique European mirrors, ebonized boiserie, and the Radura wallpaper from the Gucci Décor collection, the room hosts 8 guests and provides a truly exclusive dining experience. In total, the restaurant seats 48 guests in the indoor dining areas and 12 on the terrace. Capturing the ethos of Gucci and the culinary philosophy of chef Massimo Bottura, Gucci Osteria draws from a thread of legacy: always contemporary in its present, yet ever driving forward to the future.