This week's 'My Essential Bottega Veneta' feature on small leather goods, gives us an opportunity to spotlight Bottega Veneta's craftsmanship. However, is it possible to condense over 45 years of handwoven excellence into a single post? Well, it is not. This is (in our excitement) why New York publishing house, Rizzoli, released a self-titled monograph on the art of Bottega Veneta's craftsmanship. Written by Tomas Maier with contributions from Kate Betts and Joan Juliet Buck. The recently released monograph includes a special ode to small leather goods by Ingrid Sischy, former Editor-in-Chief at Interview Magazine.
From its inception, Bottega Veneta found footing with its quality handwoven "intrecciato" weave, which to this day remains a staple for the luxury brand. Bottega is the epitome of Italian artisanship and elegance. Their no-logo-necessary philosophy has made Bottega Veneta renown for its eye-catching details and discreet sophistication. The Bottega Veneta small leather good becomes a staple in your everyday routine since there is an eminent piece for everyday practical items such as wallets, card cases, coin purses, travel document cases, key rings and, of course, mobile and tech cases. We gratefully say, Bottega -- everything. If we plan on protecting our iPads and iPhones -- Bottega. If we must place our passports and travel documents in a chic leather padded location for safekeeping--Bottega.
Ingrid Sischy attributes Bottega Veneta's essential role in redefining the small leather good to Tomas Maier: "The flexibility is a signature of the products that have been designed for the company under Tomas Maier's leadership, since he became the Creative Director in 2001. He thinks small as well as big. And nowhere is the flexibility more apparent than in the small leather goods that Maier has refined to their essence."
Ingrid, we totally agree.
For more info on the Bottega Veneta craftsmanship book published by Rizzoli click here.