Rolls-Royce Motor Cars unveiled Bespoke Phantom Oribe. Its exterior and interior were designed and handcrafted hand-in-hand by bespoke specialists from Rolls-Royce and Hermès, using materials, techniques and know-how from both houses. The bespoke vehicle reflects the personality and passions of its owner, Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa. The client envisioned the car as a ‘land jet’, bringing the serene exclusivity of private air travel to the road.
The car’s two-tone exterior is inspired by the characteristic green and cream glazes of antique Japanese Oribe ware, of which Yusaku Maezawa is a collector. The upper part is finished in Oribe Green, a fully Bespoke color created exclusively for the client. The same paint will be available for use on the Maezawa-san’s private jet. Deep-green glaze is beautifully completed by the cream-white lower section.
The interior of the Phantom Oribe is finished in Hermès Enea Green leather, extending to details that include the touch-points of the client; for example, the steering wheel, duchess handles, gear selector and the rotary controls for the motor 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, center console, decanter stowage compartment and Champagne cooler. The glove compartment lid is embossed with the signature Habillé par Hermès Paris.
Hermès piping decorates the headrest cushions and calf supports of the rear seats, while soft Seashell White accents and matching lambswool floor mats create a sense of light throughout.
Wooden speaker frets are formed by meticulously perforating the Open Pore Royal Walnut veneer applied to the doors. Open Pore Royal Walnut is applied to the center and rear consoles and picnic table backs. The interior features Hermès ‘Toile H’ canvas on the door armrests, center and rear consoles and the signature headliner.
Hermès brings its equestrian heritage to the car, with the leather upholstery created using stitching and edge-painting techniques originally employed by master saddlers. For Phantom’s Gallery, French luxury fashion brand commissioned an artwork based on a design by the artist and illustrator Pierre Péron (1905–1988) who created many of the House’s iconic scarves. The work, inspired by the famous Hermès horse motif, is hand-painted on Open Pore Royal Walnut.