Bottega Veneta’s reputation for masterful craftsmanship and innovative design is deeply rooted in the heritage of the Veneto region of Italy, where artisanal technique and a reverence for beauty are passed down from generation to generation. At the heart of the brand’s approach to luxury lies an unusual and inspired collaboration between artisan and designer, a symbiosis perfectly illustrated by Bottega Veneta’s signature intrecciato woven leather. Creative Director Tomas Maier’s understated, yet rigorous design sensibility has become the hallmark of the Bottega Veneta brand, and this beautifully designed monograph (simply titled Bottega Veneta), it stays very much in keeping with his aesthetic. The result is a collaborative effort between Maier himself, book designer Sam Shahid, and many of today’s leading lights of fashion journalism.
Each chapter is devoted to a different category of luxury goods and introduced by a thoughtful, insightful essay. In the moving introduction, Maier writes of his belief in the value of handcraftsmanship and his admiration for the gifted Bottega Veneta craftspeople who are his collaborators and inspiration. A richly illustrated survey of the craftsmanship, design, and extraordinary materials that have made the Italian label one of the most eminent purveyors of luxury goods in the world, this book will be the ultimate volume for the true connoisseur of luxury, and a must for anyone with an interest in the evolution of this venerable brand.
Available in English, Italian, French, and German, the trade edition will be sold in Bottega Veneta and fine book stores worldwide. There will also be a luxury edition slipcased in intrecciato leather, which will be sold exclusively in Bottega Veneta boutiques.