WHERE IT MATTERS
If manners maketh the man, where courtesy can elevate a man above his coarser brethren, so it is that it’s the details that define a wellmade piece of furniture, especially in an age where we are desperately trying to revive the art of craftsmanship. This is beautifully demonstrated in Tomas Maier’s last home collection for Bottega Veneta, in which he cleverly balances texture, design and functionality in a series of lighting elements, as well as tables and chairs. Seen here is a dining room setting in the brand’s new maison at Madison Avenue in New York. The dramatic large scale chandelier (60cm across and 35cm in height) is cast in brushed bronze using the lost wax technique, creating a tactile intrecciato texture, which has become a hallmark of the lauded leather goods specialist.
The new Bottega Veneta home collection can be viewed at www.bottegaveneta.com/my.