You can’t sell home furnishings without giving customers an idea of what a great home looks like, can you? Bottega Veneta is doing just that with their first ever home store which is located in the 18th-century Palazzo Gallarati Scotti on Via Borgospesso. The 2,200 sq. foot space has been designed by Bottega’s creative director Tomas Maier to highlight the building’s architectural features that include a coffered ceiling, arresting stone columns, and richly detailed frescoes by Carlo Innocenzo Carlone and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. The artfully worn walls and terracotta floors may contrast with Bottega’s sleek furniture, but the resultant aesthetic is a cool blend of past and present.
Dinnerware, furniture, frames, pillows and lighting are only a few of the categories of homeware that will retail at the store. The furniture is sleek and minimal in keeping with the brand’s razor sharp aesthetic. Tomas Maier told Style.com, “Some of these new pieces are more rustic than others, more refined but each one is versatile, functional, and beautifully crafted to last a lifetime.”
We can’t guarantee that Bottega Veneta’s homeware will look as nice in your living room as it does in the ancient palazzo, but we can guarantee that though the home store is a far cry from the brand’s flagship store (also in Milan), it is every bit as riveting as the former.
[Via – Style]