Born in Germany. After working as a designer for a number of brands he became Creative Director of Bottega Veneta in 2001. Based in Florida, he also owns homes in New York and Montauk. His villa, under construction in the state of Maine, is designed by Toshiko Mori. One motif is the local traditional barn. Since the villa is near the ocean, Mori employed yakisugi – burnt cedar used in Japanese fishing villages – for its durability. Among Maier’s many favorite architects are Louis Kahn, Richard Neutra and Peter Zumthor.
Bottega Veneta is a luxury lifestyle brand established in Vicenza, Italy. With the motto, "When your own initials are enough" it makes leather goods and ladies' and men's pret-a-porter, fine jewelry, furniture and other products. Tomas Maier has been the Creative Director of Bottega Veneta since 2001. The photograph is of the atelier in Vicenza.