Bottega Veneta celebrates 250th anniversary of KPM
August 7, 2013: The partnership between luxury fashion brand Bottega Veneta and Koenigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin, known as KPM, which began in 2008, has taken a new turn now.
Founded in Berlin and purchased in 1763 by Frederick II, King of Prussia, KPM is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious makers of fine porcelain. Prized for their purity, intricate shapes, and meticulously yet imaginative hand-painting, KPM porcelain is heralded for its remarkable strength and bright whiteness, and is passed down from generation to generation.
To commemorate the 250th anniversary of KPM, Bottega Veneta created a limited edition of its iconic Knot. This exquisite version is created from a combination of exotic and classical accents features, Starting with bronze Ayers, the front side is embellished with a unique porcelain medallion featuring hand carved angels that has been produced exclusively for Bottega Veneta, set in Oro Bruciato and surrounded by a delicate contrasting trim of brown cubic zirconia. On each side of the medallion, is a simple and shiny porcelain emblem. The frame and Knot closure, also in Oro Bruciato, are adorned with brique colored verre irise - poured glass, enriched with sparkling gold powder, and hand cut to resemble iridescent gemstones – applied one by one, completely by hand. Each bag will be numbered with the words “250th Anniversary KPM” inscribed on a sterling plate inside the clutch.
Additionally developed in collaboration with KPM to celebrate the occasion, is a collection of jewellery consisting of elaborate Oro Bruciato chains and porcelain bisque medallions. Including rings, earrings, brooches, bracelets and necklaces, the collection is decorated with both cubic zirconia and verre irise.
Introduced with the Women’s Fall-Winter 2013/2014 collection, the commemorative items will be available exclusively at Bottega Veneta stores (jewellery available already and Knot from end of September) and can be reserved via pre-order.