Bottega Veneta, one of the most important Italy’s master leather craftsmen, was acquired in February 2001 by PPR Luxury Group, formerly known as Gucci Group. The criticized Gucci strategy was to put their logo on almost anything so Bottega Veneta start to introduce additions to the collection, including fragrance, fine jewelry, a watch, furniture, and home accessories, while continuing to offer what they know to do the best: handbags, shoes, small leather goods, eyewear, luggage, and gifts.
Now Bottega Veneta do a special project: publish its first book. The leather craftsmen become publisher…
Bottega Veneta’s illustrious history reaches back to a time when the brand was known primarily for its soft, handcrafted leather handbags. Today, the house is renowned not only for its coveted leather goods but also for a remarkable range of luxury products. Now, as then, the brand stands for the discreet sophistication and refined individuality captured in its famous line, “When your own initials are enough.” This beautifully designed and slipcased monograph, the first book to explore the world of Bottega Veneta, is the rich result of a collaborative effort between creative director Tomas Maier, designer Sam Shahid, and many of today’s leading lights of fashion journalism. With luxury craftsmanship at its core, Bottega Veneta is an illustrative tour de force through the materials, artisanship, and extraordinary products that have made the Italian label one of the most eminent luxury goods houses. Tomas Maier’s understated design sensibility, a mixture of restraint and passion, has become the hallmark of the Bottega Veneta brand. This is the ultimate volume for the true connoisseur of luxury handcraftsmanship.
There will be a luxury edition slipcased in intrecciato leather, which will be sold exclusively in Bottega Veneta boutiques.