Rolls-Royce Bespoke presents imaginative collection of unique luxury cars in 2021


Hidden numbers and codes are tucked away in the design, ready to be discovered for a price. Adventurer George Eyston’s record-breaking 1938 Thunderbolt inspires the star-studded headliner of Dawn and Wraith. A collaboration with Hermès features the French workshop and the timeless horse motif by Pierre Péron. These are just a few of the original designs from the 2021 Rolls-Royce Bespoke collection.

Despite a chaotic world of pandemic ups and downs and climate worries, the past year has been a big success for Rolls-Royce, as the company announced deliveries of 5,586 motor cars – almost all of which have reportedly undergone adaptation. personal. It’s not surprising. As the luxury space moves more and more towards a landscape of individual expressions where the product (at this level of great luxury) has to offer much more – being unique, timeless, experiential – customers are turning to Rolls- Royce Bespoke to find inspiration. “Our craftsmen continue to deepen the area of ​​tailor-made feasibility”, says managing director Torsten Müller Ötvös, “while precious and rare materials are used with ingenuity”.

Earlier in the year, Rolls unveiled its most unique items. Hand-built, the $28 million Boat Tail is a sensory feast with the long silhouette of the nautical-inspired power car appearing as a singular clear surface. Aft, in a move inspired by architect Santiago Calatrava’s cantilevered designs, at the touch of a button the bridge opens in a butterfly shape to reveal an intricate accommodation suite filled with a beautiful champagne chest. The final theater is offered by cocktail tables that open on either side of the deck and provide access to a set of specially designed stools by Italian manufacturer Promemoria. The Boat Tail is all about these unexpected pleasures – arousing our sense of wonder. And it looks amazing.

Meanwhile, in the Rolls-Royce Bespoke collection, one of the highlights of 2021 that certainly intrigued me is the Wraith Kryptos collection. Here, hidden numbers are integrated into the design language of the car. To the untrained eye, the hints might seem like mere cosmetic features, but for those in the know, there’s a code embedded here that can be solved for a price. The race to crack the crypto code is on since no one (at the time of writing) has solved it.

Elsewhere, Rolls-Royce has teamed up with architect Kengo Kuma to create a unique alb. The car was designed for The Kita, a new luxury residence in Tokyo by Kuma. The exterior of the car is rendered in Silver Haze, an intricate shade to reflect the silver / gray of the building facade. The sun adds a bronze sheen to the hue which is mirrored by the detailing both exterior and interior, while the open-pore natural walnut paneling on the aft deck mirrors that of the penthouse lobby. Kita.

The Phantom Oribe is a great collaboration with Maison Hermès. The client is a Japanese entrepreneur who requested that his car be given a unique two-tone exterior finish inspired by his collection of ancient Japanese ceramics Oribe. Meanwhile, the interior is finished in Hermès Enea Green leather, and the French brand’s “Toile H” canvas adorns the door armrests, center and rear consoles and headliner. Finally, the Phantom gallery, which extends along the entire length of the car’s dashboard, hosts works of art featuring the workshop’s famous horse motif, thus paying homage to the work of Pierre Péron, the illustrator and one of the creators of Hermès scarves.

Meanwhile, the Rolls-Royce Urban Sanctuary is a new addition to the Ghost Extended. The geometric mosaic wood elements, finished in an unlacquered open-pore obsidian veneer, recall the wooden shutters of the pavilion building windows in Shanghai’s famous Yu Gardens. There are embroidered panels on the seat inserts resembling cracked ice, while the seats are upholstered in cashmere with hues to reflect nature. And because the longer-wheelbase Ghost is designed like a sanctuary on wheels, the reclining seats have specially designed calf rests.

One of the most forgiving requests has to come from an American collector who made a personal request to the bespoke division, asking them to adapt the lighted dashboard of his Rolls-Royce Ghost to say “Dream” rather than “Ghost”. He wrote: “This wish speaks of the dream I had as a young boy, born under the beautiful night sky in 1983 in Vero Beach, Florida, the dream I instill in those around me every day and the dream that I hope my mind carries on. in the world when I’m gone. Meanwhile, inside the headliner, for an extra personal touch, the artisans worked with 1,236 fiber-optic lights to recreate the astronomical alignment of the stars above Vero Beach on the day of the birth of the customer.

Finally, on another star-studded journey, the Rolls-Royce Landspeed collection includes 25 examples of the Black Badge Dawn and 35 Black Badge Wraith motor cars. The inspiration is the adventurous life of George Eyston and his Thunderbolt which, at Bonneville Salt Flats, set his third and final world land speed record, earning him the title of fastest man on earth. On the Black Badge, the starry star recreates the sky as it appeared over the Flats on that winning night of September 16, 1938. Constellations are precisely marked using 2,117 fiberglass “stars” individually placed optics – the highest number achieved by Rolls-Royce Bespoke.

See the highlights of 2021 in automotive designn and read the story behind the Rolls-Royce boat tail.



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