Rolls-Royce Motor Automobiles teamed with Dutch clothier and Haute Couturière Iris Van Herpen to supply what the corporate says is “essentially the most technically complicated Bespoke Phantom ever produced.”
Dubbed the Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia, the brand new bespoke sedan relies on the Phantom Prolonged platform, and took 4 years to create.
“Constructing on twenty years of joint undertakings with the world’s most celebrated design homes, artists, horologists and jewelers, Phantom Syntopia secures Phantom’s standing as the final word clean canvas for Bespoke personalization,” stated Torsten Müller-Ötvös, chief government officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Automobiles.
“In collaborating with internationally famend designer and Haute Couturière Iris van Herpen, we as soon as once more redraw the boundaries of innovation, craftsmanship and bespoke chance; not only for a motor automobile however throughout the broader luxurious sector.”
A high-fashion Rolls-Royce
The Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia is painted utilizing distinctive Liquid Noir paint that’s created from black paint lined with a mirror-like pigment that has color-shifting properties. So, whereas the Phantom’s end seems lustrous in daylight, it possesses traces of purple, blue, magenta and gold relying on the angle you’re viewing it from.
The Syntopia’s hood incorporates the mannequin’s distinctive Weaving Water motif, a design that’s used all through the automobile’s cabin.
The inside takes the Weaving Water design and incorporates it into the automobile’s headliner, which makes use of leather-based that’s sliced to disclose the woven nylon material beneath it. The headliner is completed utilizing 162 glass organza pedals. (Organza is a skinny, sheer material with a plain weave that’s sometimes product of silk or woven from strands of nylon or polyester.) It’s accentuated by 995 of Rolls-Royce’s trademark glowing fiberoptic stars, 187 of that are positioned by hand alongside the paintings. They blink sequentially, lending the lighting a sense of animation, a primary for the model.
As you would possibly count on, crafting the headliner is a laborious course of, one which takes greater than 700 hours to finish. And that’s simply the headliner.
An extra 85 pedals are positioned alongside the fitting aspect of the instrument panel, a spot that Rolls-Royce refers to because the gallery. It’s a sport for bespoke paintings and craftsmanship to individualize every automobile. The design will also be discovered on the automobile’s picnic tables.
A far-out material
However the bespoke Phantom Syntopia additionally allowed Rolls-Royce designers to research different seat material options. Historically a Rolls-Royce, in addition to high-end chauffeur fashions, the motive force’s seat, really the entire entrance row could be trimmed in leather-based, chosen for its capacity to resist the ingredient — typically the motive force’s compartment was open to the weather.
The closed passenger compartment was trimmed fantastic materials. In that custom, the Phantom Syntopia’s entrance seats are trimmed in grey leather-based, whereas the rear seats are lined in a specifically created silk-blend material, with a sample meant to evoke the patterns solid by mild reflecting on water at evening. The material is then quilted utilizing the Weaving Water motif.
“Our engineers and craftspeople pushed their very own limits and challenged current notions of what’s attainable of their pursuit of perfection. Phantom Syntopia is essentially the most technically complicated fee now we have ever created,” stated Jonathan Simms, basic supervisor, Bespoke, Rolls-Royce Motor Automobiles.
The ending touches
To boost the cabin’s atmosphere, a particular cedarwood-based perfume was developed by an professional perfumer to lend the inside a very bespoke aroma. The perfume is launched from the headrests.
As if to intensify the particular nature of this bespoke fee, Iris Van Herpen is designing equally bespoke attire particularly for this automobile’s purchasers. As you might need guessed, the design of the costume sculpturally echoes the Weaving Water theme used all through the sedan. The costume may have the ‘liquid steel’ material used within the headliner, incorporating glass organza petals handstitched into the undulating wave sample additionally seen on the automobile.
The Rolls-Royce Syntopia is one in every of one, and its precise design specification is not going to be repeated, the corporate stated.
Rolls-Royce says that its Rolls-Royce Bespoke division is celebrating its most profitable yr within the marque’s 118-year historical past — and that’s saying one thing provided that all the marque’s coachwork was bespoke previous to World Warfare II. After all, the corporate is measuring the hallmark by the full worth of its customized commissions.
“The world of Rolls-Royce is similar to Haute Couture,” Van Herpen stated. “Each garment I create is a one-off, tailored to my purchasers’ particular person measurements, identical to each Rolls-Royce. My purchasers come to our atelier in Amsterdam for fittings, simply as Rolls-Royce purchasers are invited to Goodwood all through the design and craft course of. On many ranges, this collaboration was a pure symbiosis.”