2016 is a significant year for Bottega Veneta, as the house commemorates its golden jubilee (it was founded in 1966) as well as creative director Tomas Maier’s 15th anniversary at the helm of the label. As part of this year’s special events and programmes, Bottega debuted a travelling installation titled ‘Behind the Intrecciato’ in Dubai and Shanghai earlier this year, and it will arrive in Hong Kong from Friday 22 October; it will remain open to the public at the Landmark Atrium through Sunday 30 October.
Intrecciato refers to the signature weave that can be seen in Bottega’s leather wallets, bags and other accessories, and it’s an immediately recognisable design that’s beloved (or coveted) by many. The installation, then, presents a narrative based on three of the house’s most iconic pieces: the Veneta, the Cabat and the Knot, all of which embody the heritage, craftsmanship and creativity that have remained at the core of Bottega Veneta over five decades.
Visitors to the installation will be invited to walk through larger-than-life bags and learn about how the house balances between its history with the innovative design and contemporary functionality that lie behind the intrecciato motif. In addition, one of Bottega’s artisans from Italy will be present at the Landmark Atrium through 24 October to demonstrate the detailed workmanship behind the iconic pattern.
Landmark Atrium, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, bottegaveneta.com/hk