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Inspiration is everywhere: Rolls-Royce celebrates London Craft Week

Bespoke craftsmanship lies at the very heart of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, with creativity nurtured and expressed at every turn.

During this year’s London Craft Week, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London, will debut a remarkable collection of Bespoke items which illustrate the marque’s dedication to craftsmanship. Showcased at Rolls-Royce’s global flagship premises in Berkeley Street, Mayfair, these highly Bespoke items will be on display for the duration of this year’s London Craft Week.

To celebrate the eighth year of London Craft Week, Rolls-Royce’s master craftspeople have taken inspiration from a unique flower, the Phantom Rose. Rolls-Royce’s headquarters on the Goodwood Estate is the only place in the world where this beautiful rose can be found. These exquisite flowers are symbols of beauty and elegance, usually coming into bloom in May, coinciding with this year’s event.

The Phantom Rose, a blousy, creamy-white flower offering a full bloom of 50 petals and a rich perfume, was designed by British Rose breeder Philip Harkness, of the award-winning Harkness Roses. This unique flower took eight years to develop and grows in a specially designed bed, fringed with lavender. Our team of designers and artisans have been inspired by its rare beauty for this year’s event.

During London Craft Week, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London, will showcase five remarkable works of craftsmanship which have been created especially for the occasion.

A ROSE COACHLINE MOTIF

Rolls-Royce’s highly skilled team of artisans working in the Exterior Surface Finish Centre have taken the forms of the flower and its leaves as their inspiration for a new Rose Coachline Motif. The leaves on this motif are painted in Blue Grey and the flower is Arctic White. The background colour is Sagano Green, named after the famous bamboo forest near Kyoto in Japan.

ROSE ‘MARQUETRY’ GALLERY

Unique to Phantom, the Gallery along the fascia enables clients to commission and exhibit works of art in their motor car. For this year’s event, Rolls-Royce has created a Rose Gallery for Phantom, meticulously crafted by the interior woodwork specialists at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood. The rose motif is formed using beautifully tessellated parquetry elements.

EMBROIDERED ROSE HEADLINER

Taking inspiration from the Phantom Rose, Rolls-Royce master embroiderers have created a beautiful and intricate Rose headliner.

EMBROIDERED ROSE DOOR

For this year’s London Craft Week, the highly skilled artisans at Rolls-Royce have also embroidered a rose inspired artwork onto the leather of a Phantom door. Along with the headliner, the embroidered rose features on the door are crafted using a combination of satin and tatami stitching on the leaves which adds depth to the design. The petals are made from split-satin stitching to produce softer textures which capture the light at different angles, which give each petal its own unique tone of Arctic White thread.

ROSE INSPIRED PICNIC TABLES

The Phantom Rose embellishes an interior high-gloss lacquered surface – a Rolls-Royce picnic table.

Bespoke Craftsmanship is at the centre of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. We are really proud to be displaying these highly Bespoke examples of pinnacle craftsmanship in our flagship residence in the heart of Mayfair. Inspired by the Phantom Rose, a unique rose found only at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, these remarkable items are testament to Rolls-Royce’s peerless craftsmanship.”

Claus Andersen, Brand Director, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London

These unique pieces will be displayed in the window of Rolls-Royce’s flagship showroom, Berkeley Street, Mayfair, from 9th -15th May. In addition, the Rolls-Royce residence will be decorated in a befitting floral fashion, using roses akin to the rare Phantom Rose.

Tune in to the Rolls-Royce LinkedIn stream at 13:00 BST on Friday 13th May for a rare insight into the craftsmanship of the leading luxury marque.

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