Bottega Veneta's Tomas Maier Campaigns to Preserve Japanese Modernist Landmarks

For all of its progression, Japanese culture can also be said to be fairly sentimental with respect

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For all of its progression, Japanese culture can also be said to be fairly sentimental with respect to its native heritage. This culture of preservation might take a blow in light of the impending 2020 Olympics, but an unlikely candidate has stepped up to champion modernist Japanese structures – specifically Tokyo’s famed Hotel Okura. We’ve previously explored the importance of the hotel with Monocle, and now Bottega Venneta‘s creative director Tomas Maier has intervened with a new campaign to save the Yoshiro Taniguchi-designed landmark. Watch the video above to explore Maier’s vision and learn how you can help preserve this special piece of history.

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