OUR HERITAGE

 

Discretion, quality, and unsurpassed craftsmanship – Steeped in the traditions of Italy’s master leather craftsmen and renowned for its extraordinary leather goods, Bottega Veneta has established a new standard of luxury since its founding in Vicenza in 1966. The philosophy of individuality and confidence – expressed through its famous motto, “When your own initials are enough” – now applies to a broad lifestyle offering, while the principles that define the brand are unchanging: outstanding craftsmanship, innovative design, contemporary functionality, and the highest quality materials. Also constant is Bottega Veneta’s commitment to its ateliers, where artisans of remarkable skill combine traditional mastery with breathtaking innovation. Indeed, there is an unusual and inspired collaboration between artisan and designer at the heart of Bottega Veneta’s approach to luxury, a partnership perfectly symbolized by the house’s signature intrecciato woven leather.

INSPIRED LUXURY

 

Bottega Veneta is about the genius and passion of the artisans for whom nothing is impossible. When Creative Director Tomas Maier joined in 2001, he knew the only way to reinvigorate the company was to reconnect with its heritage of craftsmanship, and focused on its most valuable, but underutilized resource – the artisans – with the aim to put the product first, while always moving forward in terms of innovation. Our artisans create with an extreme attention to detail, high precision and relentless perfectionism; with their hands, eyes and heart, they turn leather craftsmanship into an art.