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Italian luxury house marks 50th anniversary with exhibition at Landmark Atrium

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 15 October, 2016, 12:30pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 18 October, 2016, 7:22pm

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Italian luxury house Bottega Veneta will launch an installation titled “Behind the Intrecciato” at Landmark Atrium in Central from October 22-30. The event is part of a global tour that included an inauguration in Dubai followed by an appearance in Shanghai.

The initiative celebrates the iconic woven pattern signature of the brand. The label’s intrecciato weaving leather technique originated in the late 1960s and has remained a design staple to this day. Visitors will also have a chance to view an Italian artisan on site, who will illustrate the time honoured technique.

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The exhibition explores the origins and creative process of Bottega Veneta’s three iconic bags, all of which feature the woven texture. They include the Veneta, a large and soft shoulder bag, and the Knot, an elegant clutch.

The third product on show is the Cabat, a capacious shopper bag that was also the first designed under creative director Tomas Maier. The event has a personal significance for Maier, given that it also marks his 15 years of service.

Unlike other luxury houses, Bottega Veneta has largely eschewed the limelight, opting instead for a more discreet image. At a time when other luxury brands are processing through creative directors on a short-term basis, Bottega Veneta is a rare exception. The Italian house has largely kept to a long-term consistent image with a creative director who has worked with the brand over a significant period of time.