3 Words Organic | Seasonal | Ecological
Area Near Museum of Kyoto, Nakagyo-ku
Address Marukizaimokucho 684, Kyoto 604-8106 < MAP >
Nearest Karasuma Oikei Station
Station 5 mins walk from Exit 3-1
Opening 08:00 - 19:00
Hours Closed on Tuesdays
Duration 1 - 2 Hours
Contact Email | +81 75-606-5385
Those of us living outside Japan will probably not be familiar with the name Jurgen Lehl. As well as being a staple brand that can be found in most major department stores in Japan, Jurgen Lehl was also a real person. The German-born textiles designer is well known for mixing Western influences with Eastern styles as early as the 1970s. With his namesake brand, he introduced a clothing line made of flowing, relaxed silhouettes in an earth-conscious colour palette. Since 2008, he started a spinoff brand Babaghuri offering homeware products handcrafted by artisans using the most ecologically sounds methods.
MALDA is the result of a close partnership with the Jurgen Lehl brand. Being named after a type of Indian silk sourced by the designer, and located opposite the Babaghuri store in Kyoto. MALDA holds close to its heart the same values and philosophies in environmental awareness and sustainability, as well as using a range of beautiful artisan pottery, table and chairs from Babaghuri. Handmade and freshly baked muffins that are free from sugar, eggs and dairy is made each morning, offered along with a selection of organic teas and coffees.
Muffins from ¥ 350, tea and coffees around ¥ 600 - ¥ 700. Lunch set menu of a vegetarian curry with a drink at ¥ 1500.
Photographs by | Kohei Yamamoto for Malda
Words by | Silent Blooms team
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