Tomas Maier is Creative Director of Bottega Veneta. Before joining Bottega Veneta, he designed for some of the most prestigious fashion and luxury goods houses in France, Italy, and Germany. A life-long architecture enthusiast, Maier led an initiative to raise international awareness about the threats facing Japan’s mid-century landmarks, many of which are at risk from natural disasters and development. His advocacy, activism, and leadership are helping to ensure the preservation of these extraordinary works of post-war architecture for the benefit of future generations. In recognition of this work, Maier was presented the World Monuments Fund Watch Award in 2016.