Rolls-Royce and Hermès co-create the Phanton Oribe

Europe
Published:  28 April, 2021
Credit: Rolls-Royce

The luxury car manufacturer has co-created a magnificent Bespoke Phantom in collaboration with French luxury group Hermès. The Phantom Oribe was envisioned by the client as a 'land jet', bringing the exclusivity of private air travel to the road.

The car's two-tone exterior matches the characteristic green and cream glazes of antique Japanese Oribe ware, of which Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa is a prominent collector, and Rolls-Royce has made the paint available for use on the client’s private jet which the Phantom will be paired with.

The interior is finished predominantly in Hermès Enea Green leather, including the steering wheel, duchess handles, gear selector and the rotary controls for the car’s climate settings.

The Hermès leather flows around the upper instrument panel, interior pillars and parcel shelf. It also covers less visible surfaces including the glove compartment and luggage compartment lining, centre console, decanter stowage compartment and Champagne cooler. In what has been described as a sign of the project's truly collaborative nature, the glove compartment lid is embossed with the signature Habillé par Hermès Paris.

Hermès brings its distinctive equestrian heritage and craftsmanship know-how to the car, with the leather upholstery created using stitching and edge-painting techniques originally employed by master saddlers.
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said: “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.”

Axel de Beaufort, Design and Engineering Director, Hermès Bespoke Division, said: “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, among other things, unique stitching and upholstery techniques for the interior of the car and a hand painting technique for a bespoke gallery.”