rolls-royce collaborates with Hermès in bespoke phantom for japanese billionare
Apr 28, 2021
rolls-royce has collaborated with Hermès in a bespoke phantom oribe created for japanese billionaire yusaku maezawa. designed and handcrafted by a team of specialists from both houses, the luxurious car reflects the personality and passions of its owner who envisioned the car as a land jet, bringing the exclusivity of private air travel to the streets.
‘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,’ said torsten müller-ötvös, chief executive officer, rolls-royce motor cars. ‘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. it has been an extraordinary privilege to unite on such a creatively challenging, technically demanding commission and bring our client’s remarkable vision so beautifully to life.’
the rolls-royce and Hermès phantom oribe features a striking two-tone exterior referencing the green and cream glazes of antique japanese oribe ware, of which yusaku maezawa is a collector. the color was created specifically for the client who will apply it on his private jet too, pairing the two vehicles. the oribe color scheme matches the interiors which have been finished predominantly in Hermès enea green leather, extending to details like the steering wheel, duchess handles, gear selector and the rotary controls for the car’s climate setting. the luxurious leather flows around the upper instrument panel, interior pillars and parcel shelf.
‘we are really delighted to see this bespoke car come to life after a remarkable journey of creation and craftsmanship conducted hand in hand with both of our houses,’ said axel de beaufort, design and engineering director, Hermès bespoke division. ‘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. it has been a real pleasure to work alongside the rolls-royce experts and to see how this car expresses all the values that Hermès cherishes every day.’
‘this unique phantom is a fusion of east and west, ancient and modern, serenity and exhilaration,’ concluded michael bryden, lead designer, rolls-royce bespoke collective. ‘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 realized so perfectly.’
name: phantom oribe
created by: rolls-royce
in collaboration with: Hermès
created for: yusaku maezawa
Seems a weird report. A Japanese billionaire ok, a custom made collaboration between RR and Hermes superb. But how come car is a LHD version? Is it not supposed to be in his Japan collection!