Officine Universelle Buly opens new boutique and coffee shop in Kobe

Perfumes & Cosmetics


Officine Universelle Buly has unveiled a new address in the old city of Kobe, Japan. The shimmering imperial green patinas of the façade are adorned with a contrasting marbled frieze crowning a unique architectural concept infused with striking references and paired with a café.  

Echoing the concept introduced at its rue Saintonge address in Paris, the Officine Universelle Buly Kobe features both sweets and fragrances. The two spaces come alive with architectural creativity thanks to the design by founder Ramdane Touhami, who once again breaks with uniformity, combining his imagination with a Japanese ethos. Floor to ceiling shelves in walnut, oak and elm plus lacquered cabinets are crafted by a master cabinet maker from Burgundy, while paintings, shellac and decorative paint streaks have been created by a Japanese ornamental painter. Speckled slabs of marble reference the famous cuts of Kobe beef. Officine Universelle Buly delights visitors with eclectic architectural and aesthetic disruption, dotted with gleaming Italian coffee machines and mouthwatering French delicacies. A wondrous cosmetic interlude of creams and ancestral beauty recipes at a matchless address for a leisurely awakening of all the senses…