Bottega Veneta teams up with Cassina and Le Corbusier for Milan Design Week

AS ONE of the year’s most celebrated design showcases, Milan Design Week carries an impressive reputation. 

Consequently, it comes as no surprise that luxury fashion brands jump to join the event. This year, Bottega Veneta is one of those brands.

Under the direction of Matthieu Blazy, the fashion house has partnered with Cassina and Fondation Le Corbusier to present On the Rocks, a large-scale installation at Palazzo San Fedele.

Bottega Veneta x Cassina and Le Corbusier

Based upon the LC14 Tabouret Cabanon – one of Le Corbusier’s timeless icons – the piece exemplifies the expertise of the Cassina carpentry workshop. The LC14 Tabouret was designed by Le Corbusier for his own cabin at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin on the Côte d’Azur.

Elegant and chic, the Tabouret was inspired by a wooden whiskey box that Le Corbusier discovered on the rocks beneath Le Cabanon.

On the Rocks will feature an array of custom LC14 Tabourets – all originally commissioned by Blazy for the Bottega Veneta autumn-winter 2024 show. The wooden editions utilise a traditional Japanese charring method, whereas the leather counterparts are adorned with a textural, painterly finish.

Bottega Veneta x Cassina and Le Corbusier

Available in red, yellow, blue and raintree green, the leather editions are a display of the house’s infallible expertise and craftsmanship. There will be 60 leather editions and 100 wooden editions available for purchase.

Similarly, the installation campaign is equally impressive. Lensed by Pierre Debusschere and starring Anok Yai, the Tabouret shines in all its glory.

Speaking on the campaign, Yai said: “It was so inspiring working with Matthieu and Bottega Veneta on this shoot, celebrating such an iconic piece of design. The collaborative environment and the versatility of the Tabouret created a real sense of openness and ease, empowering me to be dark, naked and free.”

by Sophie Richardson

On the Rocks will be open to the public from April 16th to April 20th. For more information, please visit here.