For the third consecutive year, the initiative aims to give visibility to small artisanal workshops from around the world.

Italy. A culture rooted in its bottegas. ‘Bottega’ translates in essence to ‘workshop’ – they are producers of small runs of handmade items realised with outstanding craftsmanship and creativity.

As one of the world’s most visible bottegas, Bottega Veneta is committed to supporting other workshops based around the world. For the third consecutive year, Bottega Veneta passes along its global visibility to other experts of artisan made products.

In its first iteration, the project featured bottegas from Italy. In its second, they were bottegas from around the world who pull inspiration from Italian culture. This year, the four selected bottegas are experts of unique craft, who use their creativity and their inimitable skillsets to empower imagination and inspire togetherness.

From this December, the Bottega Veneta website, newsletter, and the window of its Milan flagship, will pay homage to the bottegas in celebration of craft.

Taiwanese artist Cheng Tsung Feng studies traditional craft culture to learn the methods behind handmade objects of the past. He spends long periods of time researching areas of culture prone to being forgotten, preserving the techniques while creating artworks of various sizes and forms that are inspired by his learnings.

Committed to mastering and preserving the intangible cultural heritage of Chinese woodwork, Liu Wenhui specializes in the research, design, and development of building blocks inspired by ancient Chinese architecture.

“Bangpae Yeons” are historic Korean kites made with bamboo sticks and a Korean paper called hanji. Third-generation kite artisan Kitai Rhee’s studio is the only bottega in Korea preserving the nineteenth century’s artisanal craftsmanship of kitemaking. As president of the Kitai Rhee Kite Preservation Association, the master artisan also offers workshops on kitemaking, dedicating himself to nurturing the next generation’s successors.

Founded in 1868 by Saul Modiano, Modiano is a historic Italian bottega specializing in the design and production of playing cards, tarot cards and other paper products. Its contribution to the craft has made Modiano a leading brand, both in Italy and abroad. An exclusive Bottega Veneta set comes in a limited-edition leather envelope.