Nestled in the hills of Macerata, the Italian region most famous for its cabinet making tradition, Bottega Intreccio was founded in 2014 with the intention of merging the antique knowledge of master artisans with the enthusiasm of the new generation. Despite its recent establishment, the brand is founded on ancient arts and know-how: the particular weaving tradition, that consists of hand working materials such as cord and wicker to bend and interlace them into a final shape, dates back centuries to the Italian Renaissance. The result is stunning seating, lamps and containers with full, round shapes and a raw feel. Today, Bottega Intreccio works with renowned designers around the world to bring innovative designs to life, while skillfully combining experimentation and artisanal heritage to create beautiful handmade pieces.
For Artemest Virtual Craft Week, Bottega Intreccio presents three pieces: Milli, Picnic and Nodo. The Milli sofa, designed by Angeletti Ruzza Design, is a sofa of ample forms, with armrests in wicker alternating with leather strips, where the form is reduced to a minimum to reveal the know-how and intelligence of handmade traditions. The Picnic mirror designed by Maurizio Bernabei, is a basket with a circular cover transformed into a wall mirror in Bottega Intreccio's signature wicker with leather inserts. The Nodo vases, designed by Intreccio Lab, consists of a solid form that, thanks to the juxtaposition of ceramic and wicker becomes lighter and more open towards the top. Two traditional materials that compensate for each other, interpenetrating and becoming contemporary.