A harmonious and seamless balance of textures, design, functionality and the finest craftsmanship for a sophisticated and understated sense of home: the new Bottega Veneta Home Collection which is being presented during Salone del Mobile in Milan embraces the warmth and beauty of the highest quality materials meticulously crafted to meld into a timeless yet innovative design.
The pieces were created by Tomas Maier, Bottega Veneta Creative Director, to come together complementing each other through form and colour, from the clean lines of the Rudi seating elements to the utterly modern arch tables in a strong and polished combination of bronze and matt oak. In a further celebration of Bottega Veneta’s profound affinity and identification with impeccable craftsmanship, the sofas and tables are joined by a chest of drawers entirely sheathed in suede or leather with a top in marble or wood and discreet yet outstanding bronze handles which feature the iconic intrecciato pattern on the sides. A series of sterling silver collectible boxes, each bearing the name of a planet and embellished with semi-precious stones, along with a hand painted porcelain dining service add the finishing touches to the atmosphere. A collaboration between Bottega Veneta and Osanna Visconti di Modrone, the Italian designer, produced distinctive and singularly individualistic designs: a set of bronze tables with a surface that pays tribute to the house’s signature intrecciato motif enriches the collection.
Refined suedes and leathers, bold, strong and contrasting travertine, bronze and oak, marble and silver as well as delicate bone fine porcelain are now presented with this new line against the quietly elegant backdrop of Palazzo Gallarati Scotti, an 18th century palazzo in Via Borgospesso in the heart of Milan which houses the Bottega Veneta Home boutique. The historic beauty of the frescoes by Carlo Innocenzo Carlone and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, coffered ceilings and stone walls creates a unique contrast with the precious art works that will be displayed within the space during the Salone del Mobile.
The selection, curated by Tomas Maier, includes works from the Robilant + Voena gallery by contemporary masters such as Alberto Burri, Agostino Bonalumi, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Lucio Fontana, alongside a Jean Hans Arp sculpture, marble busts from the 1st century BC and Roman columns. The Home Collection has organically evolved from Tomas Maier’s first design, a single bench which he created alongside Bottega Veneta’s skilled artisans in 2006. Since then the house has developed the home design and presented full collections of furniture and home accessories, for some of which Bottega Veneta has collaborated with esteemed manufacturers who hold precious expertise and know-how.