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Bottega Veneta

Founded in 1966, this Kering-owned luxury house is best known for its leather goods woven with a technique called intrecciato.

Vital statistics

  • 1966 Established
  • Private Type
  • 1,001 - 5,000 Number of employees
  • €945.1 million (2012) Revenue
  • Vicenza, Italy HQ
  • Kering Parent Group

Company Snapshot

Company Snapshot

Bottega Veneta is an Italian luxury goods house best known for its leather goods. Founded in 1966, it was purchased in 2001 by Gucci Group, now a part of the French multinational group Kering. Bottega Veneta is headquartered in Vicenza, in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy. The Bottega Veneta slogan is "When your own initials are enough".

Bottega Veneta was established in 1966 by Vittorio and Laura Moltedo. The name Bottega Veneta means “Venetian shop” and the company was begun to produce artisanal leather goods. The company’s artisans developed a leather-weaving technique, called "intrecciato", that remains a signature of the brand.

The most recent chapter in Bottega Veneta’s history began in February 2001, when the company was acquired by Gucci Group. Creative Director Tomas Maier came on board in June of that year and presented his first collection for Spring-Summer 2002.

The German-born Maier, whose résumé includes positions at Sonia Rykiel and Hermès, set about returning the brand to its original identity. He removed visible logos from the brand’s products, highlighted the signature intrecciato weave prominently, and returned the company’s focus to artisanal production.

In the years since, Bottega Veneta has introduced additions to the collection, including fine jewelry, eyewear, home fragrance, and furniture, while continuing to offer an assortment of handbags, shoes, small leather goods, luggage, home items, and gifts. Bottega Veneta presented its first women’s ready-to-wear runway show in February 2005 and its first men’s runway show in June 2006. Today, ready-to-wear and furniture presentations are held in the corporate offices in Milan.

Source: Wikipedia

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