Hermès x Rolls Royce Announce New ‘Bespoke Phantom Oribe’ Collaboration
The model, made especially for Yusaku Maezawa, complements this Japanese billionaire’s private jet.
Exclusivity, Innovation and Heritage – that is always what to expect when luxurious brands meet for collaboration and it is not different in the case of Hermès and Rolls Royce. The British world-class automobile company joined forces with French label Hermès to create a piece of art – an exquisite model inspired by both luxury giants.
“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,” explained Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Based on the previous Phantom VIII and commissioned by Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese entrepreneur and car enthusiast, the one-off model draws its inspiration from the mogul’s private jet, which complements with the car’s 'MZ Oribe Green' and 'Cream' exterior finish. The two-tone color scheme refers to Maezawa’s antique Japanese Oribe ceramic collection and plays with its name, also inspired by the billionaire’s passion for Japanese poetry.
Hermès contributes to the ‘saloon car’ design by representing its equestrian heritage with high-quality ‘Enea Green’ leather and 'Toile H’ canvas materials finished by edge-painting techniques. Hermès’ iconic Horse motif on the wooden veneer, called as a ‘gallery’ by its designers, is also an attention-grabbing detail, evoking the French artist and illustrator Pierre Péron, who created many of the house's iconic scarves.
Michael Bryden, the lead designer of Rolls Royce Bespoke Collective, explained the Phantom Oribe as 'a fusion of East and West, ancient and modern, serenity and exhilaration.'
You can take a look at one-of-a-kind Rolls Royce on its official website here.