Bottega Veneta has once again collaborated with NYC-based artist Nancy Lorenz, known for her Japanese-inflected Post-War abstraction, on a series of 25 boxes crafted from leather and suede - each one-of-a-kind and an extension of the brand's tradition of blending the artisanal with the artistic. The lids in the "Skies and Beyond" collection, in particular, are fabulous: inlaid with mother of pearl, they are polished to a high shine designed to feature cracks and other natural markings on the raw materials used, which include white gold, blackened silver, palladium and moon gold leaf. Measuring 28x20x10.5 cm, the boxes are just the right size to keep small treasures close at hand such as letter, photos & jewelry. "I've always followed Nancy Lorenz's work and felt the time was right for us to introduce this long awaited third collection," adds Bottega's Creative Director Tomas Maier. "I appreciate her refined technique, textural work and overall artistic sensibility, and am delighted to work with her again on this unique project."
- Lesley Scott