Linked to the well-being of rare artisanal communities, luxury houses like Bottega Veneta made from the preservation of the artisanal traditions a mission. A commitment to handcraftsmanship united Bottega Veneta and Koenigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin, known as KPM.
To commemorate the 250th anniversary of KPM, Bottega Veneta created a limited edition of its iconic Knot. The Knot is one of Bottega Veneta’s most beloved handbags, a small, rounded box clutch conceived in materials and designs ranging from the refined to the fantastical. This exquisite version is created from a combination of exotic and classical accents; starting with bronze Ayers, the front side is embellished with a unique porcelain medallion featuring hand carved angels that has been produced exclusively for Bottega Veneta, set in Oro Bruciato and surrounded by a delicate contrastingtrim of brown cubic zirconia. On each side of the medallion, is a simple and shiny porcelain emblem. The frame and Knot closure, also in Oro Bruciato, are adorned with brique colored verre irise – poured glass, enriched with sparkling gold powder, and hand cut to resemble iridescent gemstones – applied one by one, completely by hand. Each bag ia benumbered with the words “250th Anniversary KPM” inscribed on a sterling plate inside the clutch.
“We decided to work with KPM because, like Bottega Veneta, they place a high value on tradition, quality, and innovation,” says Bottega Veneta Creative Director Tomas Maier. “Our ongoing collaboration has been extremely fruitful and we have continued to evolve the Intreccio Svanito collection, the basis for our partnership, through the years. To honor their 250th anniversary, we wanted to highlight their porcelain differently from what people expect, while illustrating the extraordinary abilities of both KPM and Bottega Veneta’s artisans. I could not be more pleased to celebrate KPM with a special version of our iconic Knot and a collection of jewelry – the results are truly remarkable.”