Italian house Bottega Veneta is famous for its clothing and accessories, and, since 2006, its homeware offering has also continued to grow. Over 12 years ago, creative director Tomas Maier designed a single bench alongside Bottega Veneta’s skilled artisans and the collection was born.
For the 2018 collection, presented at Milan’s prestigious Salon del Mobile, Maier wanted the collection to evolve into a brighter and more colourful palette. ‘I wanted to show something very different from what I did two years ago, which was muted and graphic,’ he says. ‘I like to give new ideas of how my client could create a living space.’
A collection of bronze coloured lighting pieces designed in collaboration with Italian designer Osanna Visconti di Modrone, with whom Maier collaborated with in 2016, feature Bottega’s signature woven textile style fashioned in elegant metal, fusing the creative ideas of the two designers.
The woven motif is present throughout the collection, from leather boxes to benches and from plush seating to soft furnishings, so there can be no doubt that these are Bottega Veneta pieces. The texture can also be seen in the brand’s key launch for the year, the BV Tre sofa, its first truly modular seating unit, which features a corner seat, a single seat and a pouf that come together to form an impressive white leather whole.
The collection is available to buy now, with home accessories from €150, the seating collection from €3,000, tables from €4,000, lamps from €2,500 and desks from €11,000.