Far from being just objects of desire and aspiration, luxury cars have a more important job to do than merely providing indulgence and prestige.
Rolls-Royce Phantom Serenity – $1.1 Million
Serenity Phantom takes its inspiration from the idyllic gardens of Japan. It embodies tranquillity and offers a sanctuary for reflection. Finished with a Bespoke Mother of Pearl paint, Serenity Phantom features a delicate hand-painted blossom motif, echoing the blossom trees from the Far East.
The one and only Serenity Phantom is everything that its name suggests and more. Inspired by the Oriental tradition of emperors retreating to private gardens to reflect under blossom trees, the design allows passengers to stretch out in the rear compartment and relax as the outside world slips past.
Using the finest silk for the most opulent interior, Rolls-Royce turned to the craftspeople of Suzhou – a Chinese town renowned for its imperial embroidery – to hand-dye the silk. The silk was then taken to one of Britain’s oldest mills to be hand-woven into the 10 metres of fabric that lines the interior of Serenity Phantom.
The Bespoke team’s textile experts, Cherica Haye and Michelle Lusby, embroidered the blossom motif onto the silk. Adding the final touches with a delicate painting technique known as unconscious painting. This involves being completely relaxed and allowing the paintbrush to lead the way, rather than thinking of where to guide it. The finished piece is a uniquely modern take on centuries-old silk chinoiserie.
ROLLS-ROYCE Motor Cars Berlin
+49 3079 0095 22
Mr Christian Paul, Brand Manager
+49 175 221 8303
For more information visit www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com