Bottega Veneta unveils Bottega for Bottegas
This holiday season, Bottega Veneta celebrates Italy’s wealthy community of small luxury bottegas (âboutiquesâ). From Amalfi and Naples, to Venice and Piedmont, the Italian house’s latest project aims to connect and support small businesses, to represent the best of the country’s creativity and craftsmanship. The Bottega Veneta website and select stores in Milan, Rome and Venice will feature unique products from 12 Italian bottegas – perfect for checking your gift list.
Bottega for Bottegas entrusts the platform and the house windows to specialist stores, carefully selected for their local realities, unique products and global distribution capabilities. This is not just a simple campaign, the brand is indeed withdrawing to share the treasures of these Italian artisans. All of Bottega Veneta’s advertisements and newsletters, as well as its online and in-person stores, will promote local bottegas, rooted in heritage and tradition, to stimulate holiday shopping.
Bottega Veneta will carry on this tradition every year with a new collection of Italian products and artisans to buy. This year, ceramics by Bottega Enza Fasano, artisan chocolates by Napolese Bottega Gay-Odin, heirloom pasta by Bottega Pastificio Martelli and a rich mosaic of art by Bottega Orsoni, from an exciting list of special designers.
Check out the list of each bottega that is part of Bottega for Bottegas below.
BOTTEGA ENZA FASANO
Art you can almost eat. Enza Fasano inherited her love of ceramics from her father Nicola Fasano – Grottaglie’s most esteemed clay master, but she developed and mastered her unique style with graphic patterns and abstract paintings.
Gay–Odin makes chocolates in Naples with techniques that have not changed since the installation of Isidoro Odin in 1800. From Foresta (in logs) to Vesuvius (a tribute to the neighboring volcano) with chocolate cream, the chocolate factory will always be the cream of Napoleonic history.
Tuscan co-founders Fabio Mascaretti and Enzo Brini went to great lengths to find organic herbs for their gin that the trip inspired its name. Ginepraio comes from the Italian saying “cacciarsi in un ginepraio” or “get stuck in a mess”. Messy has never tasted, or smelled, so good.
BOTTEHA KRIMIRI ROSSI
Legend has it that the famous Krumiri Rossi cookies were born in Domenico Rossi’s kitchen soon after the Italian unification of Piemonte in 1871. Among the many famous members of the Krumiri fan club you can find former US President Bill Clinton who even wrote about them in a letter in 1998 and described them as “wonderful”.
BOTTEGA PASTIFICIO MARTELLI
Between 1960 and 1970, most pasta makers had two options: industrialize or shut down. But not the Martelli family. In the historic village of Lari, the two brothers Mario and Dino and their wives opted for quality over quantity to protect their identity as a craftsman that dates back to 1926.
In 1889, Angelo Orsoni left for Paris to exhibit his richly colored mosaics at the Universal Exhibition. Generations of Orsonis have since left their mosaic marks on the world’s most famous monuments, from the Ãcole des Beaux-Arts in Paris to Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
BOTTEGA RISO POZZI
In the Landriano region, Pavia, there is a Cascina with a tradition of over 2 centuries: Riso Pozzi works in harmony with the seasons, rather than against nature. Harvested only two months a year and using only natural processes, the rice achieves a unique amber glow.
BOTTEGA REPIGHI DRUMS
Alessandro Respighi and Daniele Accardo approach the drum the same way tailors approach a tailored suit. Only that instead of fabric, they carve wood. There is no sound in this world like the sound of a Respighi drum – just ask the world famous musicians who play them.
BOTTEGA OLIO VANINI
The tradition of making olive oil has belonged to the Vanini family for over 170 years. Their olive trees not only take advantage of the fresh water of Lake Como, but also the best possible views, which gives the artisan Olio Vanini its distinctive wonderful taste.
BOTTEGA SAPONIFICIO VARESINO
Saponificio Varesino has maintained a centuries-old soap-making tradition that requires a process of at least 20 days for the best quality. Each bar of soap is made only with certified natural ingredients and bears the Seal of Excellence not on one, but on all six sides.
The Amatruda family enjoy making paper so much that they have been doing it for almost 750 years. But Amatruda is unlike any other paper maker. Each sheet is produced individually, has natural fringes on all sides, is soft to the touch and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
Pierluigi Lugano’s career began at the age of six when he made his first batch of wine in a wine jar, borrowing grapes from a friend. And although he was punished for drinking, Lugano is now credited with being among the first to revive the indigenous wines of Liguria.
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