What city in the world could accept the second Maison of Bottega Veneta better than Beverly Hills? A delightful ambience enhanced by a touch of airiness is the undisputed protagonist of the store in North Rodeo Drive. The outstanding atmosphere is the result of spaces envisioned following a perfect balance, while the airiness is due to skylights that intensify the color range of the interior.
George Washington Smith and Bertram Goodhue influence the creative talent of Tomas Maier, exceptional designer of the location. Two layers where the style of the first Mediterranean Revival and the architecture of the deep south California – which echoes the mood of the Mexican colonial era – come into contact in order to develop an original concept. "In recent decades, my perception of this architectural style has evolved thanks to frequent visits to places like Santa Barbara, Montecito and Pasadena – explains the designer – restrainment and balance in minimalist Spanish colonial architecture (the lack of color, simple complexity of arches, the use of stone) have contributed to the project of the facade and the interior of the Maison. "
Clothing, leather accessories and fragrances alternate in the 450 square meters, where the walls and ceiling are in white oak, while the floors are made of fossil stone, Coquina and polished oak.
Created to celebrate the new opening, Beverly 71/16 is a bag that incorporates the shape of a 1971 model matched with exclusive materials (crocodile and deer). The Maison based in California is an essential milestone for Bottega Veneta, which hosted multiple celebrities from Hollowood during the opening party, such as Maggie Gyllenhaal, Liz Goldwyn e Minnie Driver. The next year the brand will open the third Maison in New York, after Milan and Beverly Hills.