The worlds of luxury motoring and high fashion have come together as Rolls-Royce and Hermès collaborate for the Phantom Oribe. The truly one-of-a-kind model is the result of a unique partnership between the two houses.
Commissioned by Japanese entrepreneur, art collector and supercar enthusiast Yusaku Maezawa, the Phantom Oribe is a truly opulent ride. To realise this vision of luxury Rolls-Royce and Hermès brought three centuries’ of combined experience and heritage together.
The model features an exterior and interior designed and handcrafted by bespoke specialists from both brands. Bringing together their expertise, materials, and techniques, the Phantom Oribe expresses the values of both renowned luxury brands.
The Phantom Oribe was put together by a combined team of bespoke specialists at the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, West Sussex, and Hermès in Paris. It reflects the personality and passions of its owner. The client envisioned the car as a ‘land jet’, bringing the serene exclusivity of private air travel to the road.
Outside, the car’s striking two-tone exterior matches the characteristic green and cream glazes of antique Japanese Oribe ware, of which the Japanese entrepreneur is a prominent collector. The upper part is finished in Oribe Green, a fully bespoke colour created exclusively for the client. In an unusual move, Rolls-Royce has also made the paint available for use on the client’s private jet.
The Oribe ware-inspired colourway continues harmoniously through the interior. It was created and realised through a true meeting of minds between Rolls-Royce and Hermès. Inside, the cabin is finished predominantly in Hermès Enea Green leather. It also extends to immediate touchpoints such as the steering wheel, duchess handles, gear selector and rotary controls.
The Hermès leather flows around the upper instrument panel, interior pillars, and parcel shelf. It also enrobes less visible surfaces including the glove compartment and luggage compartment lining, centre console, decanter stowage compartment and champagne cooler.
In a sign of the project’s truly collaborative nature, the glove compartment lid is embossed with the signature Habillé par Hermès Paris. Delicate Hermès piping adorns the headrest cushions and calf supports of the rear seats. Soft Seashell White accents and matching lambswool floor mats create a sense of light and space throughout.
The interior is also replete with examples of Rolls-Royce Bespoke design and craftsmanship. Open Pore Royal Walnut is additionally applied to the centre and rear consoles and picnic table backs. Hermès ‘Toile H’ canvas features on the door armrests, centre, and rear consoles and, most notably, the signature headliner.
Hermès also brings its distinctive equestrian heritage and innovative craftsmanship know-how to the car, with the leather upholstery created using stitching and edge-painting techniques originally employed by master saddlers.
For Phantom’s Gallery, a feature unique to Rolls-Royce that runs the length of the motor car’s fascia, Hermès commissioned an artwork based on a design by the celebrated French artist and illustrator Pierre Péron (1905 to 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. It is presented as though staged in an art gallery, behind glass.
(Images: Rolls-Royce and Hermès)