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Bottega Conticelli Reveals Leather Covered Vespa at Homo FaberFriday 21 September 2018
Bottega Conticelli Reveals Leather Covered Vespa at Homo Faber ⇒ Bottega Conticelli, the amazing brand specialized in luxury accessories, presented a work inspired by horses at this year’s Homo Faber exhibition in Venice. The piece is an incredible leather covered Vespa motorcycle or, as the creator called it, a “motor horse”. CovetED brings you a closer look at this incredible example of craftsmanship.
Created by Italian designer Stefano Conticelli, the motorcycle matches the iconic Italian postwar design with meticulous handmade production methods complete with incredible attention to detail.
Bottega Conticelli celebrates the Vespa — an icon of modernity — by transforming it into a luxurious timeless piece. Shaped by the designer’s own hands, the customVespa’ss new leather skin is water-resistant, and it promises to create its own patina over time.
As for preservation, the leather is finished with beeswax, creating an organic yet practical layer. Here, time-honoured craftsmanship is paired with pioneering research and careful manufacturing.
“The leading role is played by a provocative yet harmonica twine of elements, through which the author intends to challenge the world of habits to merge the boundaries between modernity and tradition.’ – Bottega Conticelli
Don’t forget that the major cultural event that is Homo Faber, organized by the Michelangelo Foundation and held in Venice, is dedicated to the very best in European craftsmanship. The event ends on September 30th.
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Source: Design Boom