Bottega Veneta publishes its first book with Rizzoli
October 1, 2012: Begun in 1966 and guided since 2001 by the creative hand of Tomas Maier, Bottega Veneta stands for the discreet sophistication and refined individuality captured in its famous line, “When your own initials are enough,” a statement of purpose.
Creative Director Tomas Maier’s understated yet rigorous design sensibility has become the hallmark of the Bottega Veneta brand. Communicating this design philophy is a new book, the result of a collaborative effort between Maier, book designer Sam Shahid, and many fashion journalists. Each chapter is devoted to a different category of luxury goods and introduced by a thoughtful, insightful essay. In the 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 craftsmanship, design and extraordinary materials that have made the Italian label revered, 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 slip cased in intrecciato leather, which will be sold exclusively in Bottega Veneta boutiques.