Bentley Mulliner completes its 1000th bespoke commission since its inception in 2014 when Bentley saw the increasing demand for bespoke and personalized vehicles. The 1000th bespoke commission is created for a European customer who wanted two specific interior features to extend the personalization of their Bentley. The first request was the application of Olive Ash to the interior of a Bentayga. The second was to introduce a contrast twin stitch to the upper areas of the seats and door trims adding further contrast to the interior.
The Mulliner Design’s team work spans the entire Bentley model range – from jet-fighter-inspired Continentals, to Mulsannes that celebrated its 6¾-litre V8 engine, and even a Bentayga that had different interiors trim specifications between the driver and passenger sides.
The Mulliner specialist team includes designers and digital artists who create perfect design and photo-realistic renders of customers’ designs before orders are performed. These specialists, who are responsible for every Mulliner-designed product over the last seven years, integrate core Bentley design DNA into Mulliner products and expand the scope of possibility to the customer.
The team works across three parts of Bentley’s bespoke and personalization division. During the pandemic, 12 customers of the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar were led through their design choices over Zoom, and 12 clients of the Blower Continuation Series were guided in their specifications. The team created the Mulliner versions of the Continental GT coupe and convertible, and also defined and issue the Mulliner Personal Commissioning Guide that affords every Bentley customer the option to add any level of bespoke detailing to their car.
The Mulliner design team works closely with the rest of Bentley Design to develop new ideas and concepts that would not be feasible for series production Bentleys. A key example of this work is the range of Mulliner stone veneers, which can only be sourced in small quantities due to the intricate and difficult manufacturing processes involved in shaping and finishing a sheet of stone less than a millimeter thick.