industry insider | Apr 25, 2018 |
The biennial Bottega Veneta home line is back

It happens just once every two years, and the time has come: Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta has released its latest home collection. Designed by the brand’s creative director, Tomas Maier, the line spans a range of furnishings, lighting, tableware and decor. Among the highlights: the BV Tre, Bottega Veneta’s first modular seating collection, as well as a continuation of a collab with Italian designer Osanna Visconti di Modrone on three cylindrical lighting fixtures, including a chandelier that made its appearance at the fashion brand’s Madison Avenue shop opening earlier this year.

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Bottega Veneta’s new collection launched this spring in Milan; photo courtesy Bottega Veneta.

“I wanted to show something very different from what I did two years ago, which was muted and graphic,” says Maier of the new line. “I like to give new ideas of how my client could create a living space.”

The collection is the second of its kind between Maier and Visconti di Modrone; the two released a set of bronze tables two years ago. In addition to the Madison Avenue fixture, the line also includes a table lamp and hanging lamp. Each of the pieces is crafted using a lost-wax casting technique, which is ordinarily used in sculpture to create what Bottega Veneta calls an “exquisitely tactile intrecciato [interlaced] texture on the bronze.”

The BV Tre, the modular seating component, comprises three pieces: a corner seat, a single seat and a pouf that can be arranged in a variety of ways. Other pieces include a large two-drawer desk with sculpted bronze handles, the Tassello dining chair, which is upholstered, and the rectangular dining table—designed with a circular base, because, Maier says, “I hate dining table legs.... You always sit down and hit your knee. That’s why I like to design dining room tables with no legs at all.”

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