EDO KIRIKO GLASS by Yasunori Kimura
EDO KIRIKO GLASS by Yasunori Kimura

DALLAS, Apr 7, 2010 / FW/ — Known for its discretion, quality, and Italian craftsmanship, Bottega Veneta has collaborated with Casa Brutus, the prestigious Japanese and architecture magazine to bring to the 49th Salone del Mobile International Furniture Show unique and special items from Japan that are not readily available outside its home country.

The Japanese items together with a capsule collection of Bottega Veneta products designed exclusively for the occasion by Creative Director Tomas Maier, will be available at the Bottega Veneta pop-up store that will be opened from Apr 15 – 18, 2010, during the Salone del Mobile in Milan.

The Japanese items for sale in the store were selected by Mr. Maier together with Seiichi Kamei, editor-in-chief of the prestigious Japanese design and architecture magazine Casa Brutus. Each object was chosen for its craftsmanship, functionality, design, and relation to Japanese tradition.

The objects include hand-cut Edo Kiriko glasses from a third-generation craftsman Yasunori Kimura for Taburo Corporation; hand-cut Shippo Kiriko glasses from the Tokyo-based atelier Glass Forest; Akita cedar wood pitchers by renowned artisan Yasutaka Shimizu; a wine opener by Mitsunobu Ogino of the Niigata Prefecture design studio Hyakunen-Monogatari (Tales of a Century); and a box featuring Hakone Yosegi-Zaiku, a traditional Japanese marquetry technique, by the award-winning craftsman Katsuhiro Kanazashi.


Included in the selection will be four handbags and several small leather goods from Bottega Veneta, all designed exclusively and in limited edition for the event.

The pop-up store, located on the fourth floor of Bottega Veneta’s new Via Privata Ercole Marelli headquarters in Milan, is just one part of Bottega Veneta’s week-long celebration of Japanese design and craftsmanship.

A highlight of the week will be a showcase of the winning furniture designs from the recent student design competition sponsored by Bottega Veneta in collaboration with Tokyo University. An exhibition of Japanese crafts and a tranquil, inviting tea service complete the exposition.

10:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday 15 APRIL through Sunday 18 APRIL 2010

Via Privata ERCOLE Marelli 4/6
20139 MILAN
Tel +39 02 700 60 611


Photos courtesy of Bottega Veneta]