Fall Design Showcase
Storied Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta steps into the realm of the home
Behind Bottega Veneta’s new interior design foray is Creative Director Tomas Maier, a German-born designer whose take on luxury is at once bold and demure. For Maier, products of exceptional quality are made so via a unique set of highly descretionary design principles. And, though his new collection of furnishings pushes into new direction, he largely sticks with Bottega Veneta’s mainstay—the famous intrecciato weave of interlaced leather—as an underlying design basis.
This trademark design element is immediately identifiable on Bottega Veneta’s new line of home furnishings and accessories. The operating color palette is a sophisticated range of neutral and earthy colors; a premium is placed on beige and soft brown. Lines are clean and simple, and most pieces are covered with leather.
Playing on their rough resemblance to suitcases and travel trunks, tables and desks are adorned with handles and recall the origins of the brand as a leather goods manufacturer. Select pieces of the collection can be folded up for storage or travel.
In line with the spirit of the brand, hotel rooms decorated by Maier are a perfect illustration of the Bottega Veneta raison d’être. In the Bottega Veneta Suite at the St. Regis New York, elements from the home collection mingle with the existing Louis XIV-style furnishings of the hotel. Finishing detailings include lavish textiles, Venetian glassware, interior fragrances and intrecciato leather pillows.