Rolls-Royce Motor Cars have collaborated with Hermes and co-created a Bespoke Phantom.
Bespoke specialists from the home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, West Sussex and Hermes in Paris designed this magnificent Bespoke Phantom Oribe.
“This magnificent expression of our pinnacle product represents a landmark for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, bringing together two houses with more than three centuries’ combined experience and heritage. It is the result of a deep, genuine collaboration between the Houses of Rolls-Royce and Hermès, in which designers, materials specialists and skilled craftspeople worked side by side to create a truly one-of-a-kind Phantom.” – Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Phantom Oribe Exterior
The Phantom Oribe reflects the passion and personality of its owner, Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa. The client envisioned the Rolls-Royce as a ‘land jet’ to complement a recently commissioned private aircraft.
“It was a great creative and cultural exchange working with Hermès; we learned a great deal from each other. It is always a pleasure when a client brings us a bold, clear and imaginative vision, and a great thrill to see it realised so perfectly.”– Michael Bryden, Lead Designer, Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective.
The bespoke Phantom Oribe has a two-tone exterior of a green and cream glaze, which matches the antique Japanese Oribe ware, of which Maezawq-san is a prominent collector. A unique colour, Oribe Green was used to finish the upper part of the car. The look is completed with a cream-white lower section.
Hermes Enea Green Leather is used predominately in the interior, which includes immediate touchpoints such as, the steering wheel, duchess handles, gear selector and the rotary controls for the motor car’s climate settings.
The detailing can also be found on surfaces including the glove compartment and luggage compartment lining, centre console, decanter stowage compartment and Champagne cooler.
The glove compartment lid is embossed with the signature Habillé par Hermès Paris which represents the project of the two makers.
Soft white covers the lambswool floor mats that create a sense of light and space throughout.
Rolls-Royce bespoke design is also prevalent as Open Pore Royal Walnut veneer is applied to the doors, to the centre and rear consoles and picnic table backs.
For the first time, Rolls-Royce features Hermès ‘Toile H’ canvas on the door armrests, centre and rear consoles and, most notably, the signature headliner.
“We are proud to have contributed to creating a unique and contemporary expression of our client’s vision, thanks to our spirit of innovation, the quality of our materials and the know-how of our craftsmen, who have developed, amongst other things, unique stitching and upholstery techniques for the interior of the car and a hand painting technique for a bespoke gallery.” – Axel de Beaufort, Design and Engineering Director, Hermès Bespoke Division.