Bottega veneta’s second maison in beverly hills.
RIGHT The soft, pastel colour palette evokes a subtle elegance, while the arches accentuate the softness of the lines.
(OPPOSITE) TOP The facade of Bottega Veneta’s new shop in Beverly Hills is simple and well lit with a sense of lightness.
LEFT Arches along the corridors add to the warm and intimate atmosphere.
RIGHT Creative director Tomas Maier fuses modern Italian luxe with notes of Japanese minimalist infl uence.
When one of the world’s most noted fashion brands sets up shop in one of the world’s most famous luxury shopping neighbourhoods, the result is, expectedly, nothing short of impressive. This is true of Italian leather house Bottega Veneta’s latest space in Beverly Hills. Part of BV’s year-long 50th anniversary celebrations, this stunning new standalone boutique is the second store opened under its maison retail concept. The two floors, measuring a total of 4,828sqf, are done in the brand’s signature style, and showcase the entire spectrum of the brand’s assorted collections, from bags and small leather goods, to shoes, fine jewellery, home accessories, luggage, eyewear and fashion.
Aside from the diverse array of BV wares, what catches the eye is the understated but elegant interior design. Designed by creative director Tomas Maier, the interiors are light and airy, enhanced by features such as skylights on the upper floor, an intense neutral colour palette, earthy tones, and bleached oak wood walls and ceilings.
Fossil piscina stone, coquina stone and natural colour brushed oak wood floorings were also added to further install a sense of lightness within the building. Inspired by early Mediterranean Revival and Southern California architecture, the place embraces an open and airy concept meant to enhance the shopping experience.
Along with the rustic and earthy vibe, designed as a cultural nod to the predominant early-20th-century Spanish Colonial architectural style commonly seen in the area, there is also a zen-like ambience from the minimalist notes inspired by Tomas Maier’s interest in Modern Japanese architecture.
Visitors will get to enjoy a relaxing and fuss-free shopping trip at the maison, which exudes a subtle sense of sophistication. Each arch, stone, colour and detail is carefully designed, and contributes to the overall elegance of the facade and interior.
To celebrate the new maison, Bottega Veneta has also released the Beverly 71/16 bag in exclusive crocodile and Cervo, a style from its archive that references the year it was first created (1971) and the season it was reinterpreted (Spring/Summer 2016).
BOTTEGA VENETA IS LOCATED AT 320 NORTH RODEO DRIVE, BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA 90210. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.BOTTEGAVENETA.COM.
Text GIRWINA TAN photos BOTTEGA VENETA.