Photo: SIPA/WENNThere comes a time when every luxury fashion house decides to dive into a fresh, new idea. And whether that idea focuses strictly on clothing or not, is completely up for grabs. Well luxury brand Bottega Veneta has announced it will be furthering its design skills – but not in the usual form of apparel and handbags. Partnering with Ralf Schmitz, a German real-estate firm, the fashion house will be taking its talents to the residential industry to design the grand lobby and common areas of a luxury Berlin residence. According to WWD, Daniel Schmitz, managing director of Ralf Schmitz, became familiar of Bottega Veneta’s creative director, Tomas Maier, after he designed a suite at the St. Regis hotel in Rome. “We have a very strong focus on craftsmanship. That's also what I like very much about Bottega Veneta: It's not this exterior, flashy style, it's about how each thing is made,” Schmitz told WWD. The six-story building includes one full-floor penthouse with a private rooftop terrace, along with 11 luxury living areas. And we can bet Maier will make each interior space stand out in its own significant way. Since the residence isn’t scheduled to open until fall 2016, we decided to highlight a few of the label’s best looks from their fall 2015 MFW runway. Who knows, maybe we’ll see a familiar aesthetic.
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