Bottega Veneta Opens New Maison in Beverly Hills

By Paul Joseph

Italian luxury goods house Bottega Veneta has opened its second store in Beverly Hills, California.

Spread across 4,828 square feet, the store is stocked with the brand’s full range of luxury bags, small leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes, jewellery, home accessories, luggage, eyewear and fragrances.

The design and concept for the store was created by Bottega’s creative director Tomas Maier who wanted the space to reflect a sense of lightness and spaciousness balanced with a sense of intimacy.

The store brings this concept to life through skylights on the upper floor and a colour palette of neutral, earthy tones as well as natural elements like walls and ceilings in bleached oak wood and flooring in fossil Piscina stone, Coquina stone and natural colour brushed Oak wood.

The space also draws on architectural traditions dating back to the 19th century including Mediterranean Revival and Mexican Colonial Spanish Revival style.

“For the last several decades my eye for this style of architecture has evolved following frequent visits to places such as Santa Barbara, Montecito and Pasadena,” Tomas Maier explains.

“The restraint and proportion of the minimalist Spanish Colonial architecture – the lack of color, the simple complexity of the arches, the choice of stone – all contributed to the facade design and interiors for this Maison.”

Bottega Veneta was established in 1966 by Michele Taddei and Renzo Zengiaro.

By Paul Joseph