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Bottega Veneta Debuts New Boutique and Weaves a Cultural Awakening with Aspen Art Museum

Concurrent to the store unveiling, the maison celebrates a spirited collaboration with Aspen Art Museum.

Erica Silverman

19 December 2023

Bottega Veneta Debuts Aspen Store and Inspired Collaboration with Aspen Art Museum 

On December 1 in Aspen, acclaimed Italian luxury fashion house Bottega Veneta debuted an inaugural boutique on posh East Hyman Avenue, intermeshing the storied brand’s timeless yet leading-edge design aesthetic with the captivating mountain landscape. Concurrent to the store’s unveiling, the maison celebrates a dynamic new collaboration with Aspen Art Museum (AAM), commencing on December 14 with a sweeping presentation of works by the late American sculptor and filmmaker John Chamberlain, titled “THE TIGHTER THEY’RE WOUND, THE HARDER THEY UNRAVEL,” on view through April 7, 2024. Thoughtfully curated by Swiss visual artist Urs Fischer, alongside the Dia Art Foundation, the show offers a captivating dialogue between Chamberlain’s revisioning of Abstract Expressionism, Fischer’s avant-garde and multi-disciplinary practice, as well as Bottega Veneta Creative Director Matthieu Blazy’s artistic prowess and visionary connection with the international creative community. 

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Aspen Residents and Visitors Discover a Harmonious Space of Craftsmanship and Creativity 

Upon entering the chic Colorado outpost, majestic ceiling beams of Aspen wood veneer and bouclé-embellished walls beckon visitors into a pastoral sanctuary. Tranquil shades of cream and white abound, setting the scene for sculptural, tree-like display units and radiant clothing rails which present Bottega Veneta’s sumptuous women’s and men’s garments and accessories—including elegant pieces which feature their trademark, artisanal leatherwork. Curvaceous seating arrangements are reminiscent of stones and rocks softened by the hands of time, welcoming visitors into a harmonious space of enduring craftsmanship and collective creativity. 

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Bottega Veneta and AAM Uplift Chamberlain’s Vision and Advocate for Artistic Voices 

The exhibition-centric AAM was honored with the United States’ National Medal for Museum and Library Services in 2017 as it places the utmost importance on educational alliances with rural communities, and close collaboration with local cultural and civic organizations. Throughout three floors of the artist-founded, internationally beloved institution (newly revitalized by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban in 2014), Chamberlain’s signature creations using crushed and scrap metal, as well as abandoned automobile parts, are placed in deft conversation with Fischer’s potent meditations on contemporary metamorphosis, transience, and corrosion. Bottega Veneta and AAM will together uplift a myriad of creatives in the new year, advocating for spirited and diverse voices in the arts. 

Aspen Art Museum

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Bottega Veneta Aspen interior

Courtesy of Bottega Veneta.

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