Oribe was envisioned by the client as a ‘land jet’ to complement a recently commissioned private aircraft.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has co-created a Bespoke Phantom model in partnership with Hermès. Phantom Oribe reflects the personality and passions of its owner, Japanese entrepreneur, art collector and supercar enthusiast Yusaku Maezawa. Fully Bespoke two-tone MZ Oribe Green and cream exterior finish is inspired by colours in the client’s world-class collection of ancient Japanese ceramics.
The client envisioned the car as a ‘land jet’, bringing the serene exclusivity of private air travel to the road.
The car’s striking two-tone exterior matches the characteristic green and cream glazes of antique Japanese Oribe
ware, of which Maezawa-san 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 made the paint available for use on the client’s private jet the Phantom will be paired with. Developed over many months by specialists in the Surface Finish Centre at Goodwood, it perfectly captures the lustrous, deep-green glaze that characterises these 16th century ceramics. The effect is beautifully completed by the cream-white lower section.
“This magnificent expression of our pinnacle product represents a landmark for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, bringing together two houses with more than three centuries’ combined experience and heritage. 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. It has been an extraordinary privilege to unite on such a creatively challenging, technically demanding commission and bring our client’s remarkable vision so beautifully to life.” – Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
The Oribe ware-inspired colourway continues through the luxury car interior, created and realised through a true
meeting of minds between Hermès designers and craftspeople in Paris, and the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective of
designers, engineers and craftspeople at Goodwood in West Sussex. Together, they applied their shared expertise
and ingenuity to ensure every individual component embodies the finest traditions of both houses.
The interior is 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.
“We are really delighted to see this bespoke car come to life after a remarkable journey of creation and craftsmanship conducted hand in hand with both of our houses. We are proud to have contributed to creating a unique and contemporary expression of our client’s vision, thanks to our spirit of innovation, the quality of our materials and the know-how of our craftsmen, who have developed, amongst other things, unique stitching and upholstery techniques for the interior of the car and a hand painting technique for a bespoke gallery. It has been a real pleasure to work alongside the Rolls-Royce experts and to see how this car expresses all the values that Hermès cherishes every day.” – Axel de Beaufort, Design and Engineering Director, Hermès Bespoke Division.
Hermès 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 (1905–1988) 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 and is presented as though staged in an art gallery, behind glass.