Bottega Veneta, a brand steeped in the traditions of Italian leather master craftsmen, has announced the departure of its creative director Tomas Maier, who joined the Italian House in 2001. Tomas Maier crafted its renaissance by drawing on the exceptional know-how of the House. Thanks to his creative vision, Bottega Veneta today embodies the quintessence of understated and sophisticated luxury.

Tomas Maier

It’s largely due to Tomas’s high-level creative demands that Bottega Veneta became the House it is today. He put it back on the luxury scene and made it an undisputed reference. With his creative vision, he magnificently showcased the expertise of the House’s artisans. I am deeply grateful to him, and I personally thank him for the work he accomplished, and for the exceptional success he helped to achieve,” stated François-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of Bottega Veneta’s parent group Kering.