the cabat

THE CABAT

THE FIRST BAG DESIGNED BY CREATIVE DIRECTOR TOMAS MAIER UPON HIS ARRIVAL AT THE HOUSE IN 2001, THE CABAT EMBODIES THE DISCREET LUXURY OF BOTTEGA VENETA

The Cabat was the first bag designed by Creative Director Tomas Maier upon his arrival at the house in 2001 and the first example of his creative collaboration with the artisans: Mr Maier had in mind a simple rectangular tote of intrecciato, absolutely soft and collapsible, uniquely seamless and frameless, yet capable of standing on its own its own when empty.

It took weeks of work and between ten and fifteen prototypes to create the Cabat and make it as beautiful inside as outside through a unique process and sophisticated pattern of double-faced intrecciato. A work of outstanding artisanship, this tote is made out of approximately 100 leather strips which are woven by hand by two artisans over the course of two full days and is left unlined upon completion due to the beauty of its interior. The Cabat embodies the virtuosic craftsmanship that defines Bottega Veneta, as well as the discreet and individual luxury symbolized by the intrecciato.