This spring, Bottega Veneta celebrates its 50th anniversary with the launch of a special edition of its classic Knot bag – the Chelsea Flower Knot. First created in 1978, the Knot bag received its name when creative director Tomas Maier added a unique knot enclosure to complete the iconic accessory. Since then, the Knot has been featured in every season’s collection, in a number of colours and special finishes.

Inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show, an annual event that presents some of the world’s most stunning horticultural displays, the Chelsea Flower Knot features a delicate cluster of flowers painted in various hues of blue varnish. Each flower is individually crafted, and soldered to a refined intrecciato net of gold-plated brass, illustrating the brand’s commitment to the finest quality ad craftsmanship. The clutch is completed with a shell of Karung Metal leather, a precious skin finished in gold to match the hardware. The Chelsea Flower Knot illustrates the extraordinary ability of the brand’s expert goldsmiths, their dedication to continuing the leather goods tradition and Vicenza’s reputation as a premium jewellery district.

Steeped in the heritage of Italian master craftsmen, Bottega Veneta has nurtured a new standard of luxury since it was founded in 1966 in the Veneto region. Under the helm of Tomas Maier since 2001, the brand adheres to four principles: outstanding craftsmanship, timeless yet innovative design, contemporary functionality and the use of the highest quality materials. From the start, the house’s sensibility was refined, sensuous and intensely personal, designed for the confident and sophisticated customer. Today, in addition to Bottega Veneta’s coveted fashion and leather goods, the brand also offers fragrances, fine jewellery, watches, furniture and home accessories. Whether you’re a devoted fan of the brand or a newly converted collector, the Chelsea Flower Knot is this season’s must-have accessory.