On Tuesday 13 April, Bottega Veneta celebrated the launch of its new furniture collection, while also inaugurating its Pop Up store, in Via Ercole Marelli 4/6, Milan. This store and the new collection can be seen at this address up until 18 April 2010, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. In the photo above, Teresa Missoni, Marco Bizzarri and Margherita Missoni, at the evening event for the presentation.
The new products include items in the Bottega Veneta furniture range based on traditional rigid luggage items. This original range comprises a large dining table, a coffee table, and a versatile desk unit. New seating products feature Bottega Veneta products manufactured in cooperation with Poltrona Frau: the two-seat settee Canapé Meta, the Meta ottoman, the Brisée Meta, a contemporary interpretation of the 18th century duchesse brisée, and the Meta dining chairs. There is a bed head in interwoven leather or linen fabric.
The breakfast set is based on tea and coffee services in bone china, part of the Bottega Veneta Intreccio Svanito collection manufactured in cooperation with German ceramics marque KPM. The collection has been expanded with various pieces, such as bowls, for greater practicality. The unique appeal of the Intreccio Svanito collection will soon be available in black/white and ebony/white colour variants.
There is a new collection of sterling silver cutlery, comprising knife, fork, spoon, fruit knife, dessert form, dessert spoon, teaspoon, salad service and tongs. The handles of these items are all decorated with a sophisticated engraving that presents the hand-painted interwoven motif that features in the Intreccio Svanito porcelain range. The salad utensils and tongs are made in ebony, with detailing in sterling silver. All the cutlery can be washed in the dishwasher.
New cashmere blankets have been introduced, with lovely hand-craftsmanship and interesting patterns. Two sizes are available for queen-size and king-size beds.
The Murano glassware collection now includes the new superlight antique white colour. New colours have been added to the entire Bottega Veneta palette. Linen, up until now available in the colours palladium and black, can now be ordered in coal colour. The brushed steel finish has been added to the traditional burnished surface.
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