Already in 1966, Bottega Veneta was founded by Michele Taddei and Renzo Zengiaro in Venice. Already at the beginning, the company focused its focus on the handmade production of high-quality leather goods. Special feature is still the "IntrecCiato" mentioned leather coaching technique. From the beginning it was produced with high quality standards and without the use of conspicuous labels. The clientele knew this to appreciate and soon came a faithful fan base. No less than the Pop Artist artist Andy Warhol once even turned a small movie for Bottega Veneta. When Michele Taddei and Renzo Zengiaro returned the company to the company at the end of the 1970s, the sales report. In 2000, the English designer Giles Deacon took over the creative direction about Bottega Veneta to give an old splendor. Only a year later, Deacon was replaced by Thomas Maier and the company was adopted by the Gucci group. Maier had previously been chief designer at Hermès for 9 years. Again a year later, the first ready-to-wear collection came to the market under his direction and turned out to be successful for the company. The expertise of Thomas Maier paid out and his feeling for proportions and materials also fastered the sales figures in the height. 2018 Thomas Maier Bottega Veneta and Daniel Lee left the new Creative Director.