Complete range of Bentley Home Collections on show at the prestigious Salon del Mobile
Complete range of Bentley Home Collections on show at the prestigious Salon del Mobile A modern aesthetic sensibility and refined craftsmanship, expressing a synthesis between tradition and innovation Collaboration with leading Italian interiors company defines luxury lifestyle direction for homes and offices
Crewe--April 8, 2014: – Bentley Motors introduces its complete Home Collection for the first time at Salon del Mobile 2014, designed and manufactured in collaboration with Luxury Living Group, one of Europe’s leading furniture makers. The collection is inspired by the renowned craftsmanship and exquisite materials that characterise the interiors of all Bentley models.
Elegant, sophisticated and glamorous, the Bentley Home Collection creates an exclusive atmosphere thanks to its unmistakable style, where excellence and exquisite taste merge together perfectly. Furnishings and decorations have been created by architect Carlo Colombo in collaboration with Daniele Ceccomori, Bentley’s head of Product Design, defining a new ultra-luxury model for home and executive interiors.
Craft and sensibility
Based in Forlì, Italy, Luxury Living Group specialises in the production and distribution of luxury furniture – combining the highest quality craftsmanship with a rigorous aesthetic sensibility which links Bentley’s inherent qualities of heritage and tradition, exclusivity and style, with the most technical and architectural aspects of furniture design. The collection is an exercise in subtlety, incorporating functional performance with comfort and luxurious, sensuous quality. It captures the style of the Bentley driver through items that mirror the impeccable quality and attention to detail of the Crewe-based marque.
The colour palette is characterised by natural and pastel nuances. The mocha, cognac, taupe, quartz, grey and camel flank variations of purple-red, burgundy, brick red or blue. The combinations exalt the use of tactile leather and sensuous textiles. Hints of male attire, pinstripe or hounds-tooth, are introduced into sophisticated velvets and the lightest of cashmeres, crafted with three-dimensional patterns.
Utilised in the upholstery, they are also woven as novel and precious carpets – hand-knotted, made of fine wools, silk or pashmina – as well as refined blankets hemmed in mink. Finely crafted leather upholstery - with its signature quilted diamond pattern or elegant padded texture - further enhance the collection’s pieces.
The Richmond collection develops the theme of the double shell, in burr walnut briar root, used in other models of the collection, as well as for the interior of Bentley cars made at its headquarters in Crewe. Ebony Macassar essence and Calacatta marble make for a precious decorative effect, matching the steel gun-metal finishing of the base. Finely crafted leather upholstery - with its signature quilted diamond pattern or elegant dimpled texture – add further aesthetic interest to the furniture collection.
Kevin Rose, Board Member for Sales & Marketing, comments: “It is a signature moment for Bentley’s entire Home Collection to be exhibited at the Salon del Mobile in Milan. The collection embodies Bentley’s emergence as a modern high luxury brand. It combines sophisticated materials with contemporary design and the ultimate in bespoke craftsmanship. This exciting collaboration captures the shared values of Bentley and Luxury Living, with unrivalled attention to detail and a stunning translation of the timeless style of the brand into home and executive suite interiors.”
Alberto Vignatelli, CEO and chairman of the Luxury Living Group, says: “We accepted with enthusiasm the challenge of interpreting in furnishings the exclusivity and charm of Bentley. In the Bentley Home collection there co-exist a passion for details, care of materials and a style that anticipates the trends while remaining true to the codes of elegance and tradition. The perfect synthesis of values, the same we find at the wheel of a Bentley. I strongly believe in this collection which is already attracting acclaim internationally.”
Harmonious shapes and flowing lines are highlighted through the subtle proportions of the arms with their unique curve. Available in leather or fabric, the body and seat come in distinguished burgundy velvet matched with a velvet piping along the edges.
BUTTERFLY SOFA & ARMCHAIR
Butterfly, the new system made up of sofa and armchair, masterfully interprets Bentley’s style values. The deep, plush seat is encased in a shell quilted with Bentley’s iconic diamond pattern. The geometry of its side neatly reaches outward, providing a contemporary touch that reflects a cosy yet dynamic form. The sofa is presented in cognac leather and bliue pinstriped interior, quilted in fine grey wool.
KENSINGTON ROYCE ARMCHAIR
The comfortable shape of the Kensington effortlessly epitomises the style code of the renowned British car maker. The design, light and balanced in form, is enriched by the version with ice grey leather and seating made in slightly iridescent champagne shades.
This oval or round table it truly spacious. Madeley has a trapezoidal base made of leather-covered bent-wood panels. The top of the table is now available in a new version of chestnut briarwood root.
Ambassador is the range of storage units ideal for the living area and home office. The lines of the Ambassador cabinet express formal neatness while the detail and finish matches the intensive customisation of all the accessories. The version with exposed doors in hardened smoked glass brings a new contemporary look to storage, as does the version with chestnut doors.