The World Monuments Funds honours Tomas Maier

Tomas Maier, Creative Director of Bottega Veneta, received the Watch Award 2016 for its contribution to the protection Japanese Modern architecture OKURA hotel.

by Team Paris Social Diary, photography by Courtesy | 28 October, 2016

Tomas Maier, passionate about art and architecture have always learned in 2014 that one of the most remarkable examples of Japanese architecture modern Hotel Okura, would be destroyed. If Japanese traditional architecture is regarded by all as a national treasure, this is not the case of postwar buildings at risk, mostly, to be demolished or damaged for economic reasons or in view of 2020 Olympic Games to raise awareness.




Tomas Maier and Bottega Veneta have mobilized architects, designers and artists recognized and implemented various initiatives, including a campaign on social networks and a symposium.




Since its creation in 1966 in the Veneto region of Italy, Bottega Veneta has always shown a strong commitment to art and culture through the development over the years many projects and international partnerships . The house supports the protection of the local heritage, an essential element on which new generations are supported to grow and prosper.




“I am very honored to receive this award, which, basically, is a symbol of the importance of our commitment to preserving our past.” Protecting our heritage and our values ​​is one of the fundamental principles that guide what we do every day at Bottega Veneta.