Rolls-Royce and Hermès unveil one-off bespoke Phantom Oribe
The custom-made car, commissioned by entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa, is inspired by 16th-century Japanese Oribe ware pottery
Iconic car manufacturer Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and luxury goods house Hermès have teamed up for a one-off custom edition of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Oribe, commissioned by Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa.
Designed and handcrafted by a combined team of specialists at the Home of Rolls-Royce facility at Goodwood, West Sussex, and Hermès in Paris, this bespoke Phantom Oribe was envisioned by the businessman as a "land jet", bringing the serene exclusivity of private air travel to the road.
The stunning model features a striking two-tone exterior matching the characteristic green and cream glazes of antique Oribe ware, a style of traditional 16-century-era Japanese pottery of which Maezawa is a prominent collector.
The upper part of the car is finished in Oribe Green, a fully bespoke colour created exclusively for the client and which will also appear on the client’s private jet, designed to be paired with the one-off vehicle.
The Oribe ware-inspired tones are also present in the interior, finished predominantly in Hermès Enea Green leather, extending to details that include the immediate touch-points of the client; for example, the steering wheel, duchess handles, gear selector and the rotary controls for the motor car’s climate settings.
Michael Bryden the lead designer in the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective, said of the design: "This unique Phantom is a fusion of East and West, ancient and modern, serenity and exhilaration. It was a great creative and cultural exchange working with Hermès; we learned a great deal from each other. It is always a pleasure when a client brings us a bold, clear and imaginative vision, and a great thrill to see it realised so perfectly."