Bentley Defines a New Style Inside; Debuts Distinctive Home Furnishings

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A new collection of Bentley Home furniture and accessories makes its debut today at the prestigious Maison & Objet fair in Paris. Designed and manufactured in collaboration with Luxury Living Group, one of Europe's leading furniture makers, the collection takes its inspiration from the world of travel.

Against the backdrop of a 1920s train station, twin paths lead from the traditional to the modern in settings which combine the heritage and traditions of the world's most sought after luxury car maker with the sophisticated demands of contemporary life.

The setting reveals two parallel scenes set in a wide central corridor towered over by an imposing clock. On one side, an exclusive mountain locale is depicted through a panorama of an alpine landscape seen from a magnificent  chalet in Courchevel.

On the other, the atmosphere becomes more urban, the views depict Viennese palaces, and introduce an architecture of marked elegance. Together the two aspects reveal living areas where precious details create a mood of sensory exhilaration and warmth.

Furniture designed by architect Carlo Colombo creates a lifestyle innately connected to the luxury experience of sitting inside a Bentley. Sofas, armchairs, consoles and beds, as well as accessories such as cigar boxes, photo frames and vases all express a strong aesthetic sensibility and exemplify the synthesis between design and beauty. The style is conceived to be experienced in everyday life, without having to trade-off luxury and impeccable workmanship.

The colors span a palette of warm tones: pale brown, dark chocolate, brick, new praline shades. Shades that range from quartz grey to Burgundy and from hazelnut to royal blue are also employed.  Elements typical of men's tailoring, such as pinstripes, and iconic Bentley patterns, including the diamond quilt found in the leather of interiors, all feature on the leather: light, soft and very fine, in shades of beige, mink and cognac, matched with the finest houndstooth-patterned wool in walnut and dark mocha hues.

New handmade velvets have been made using looms that can accommodate traditional and complex work processes that produce fabrics unique in terms of quality and refinement. Patterns on the range include 3-D motifs and innovative quilting.

Luxury materials include briar root in Chestnut or Burr Walnut used for structures and surfaces. Veined Ebony Macassar, exclusive onyx and light Calacatta marbles adorn table tops and coffee tables, along with a new gun-metal finish at the base.

THE COLLECTION

WINCHESTER SOFA

The Winchester sofa is defined by its slender silhouette accentuated by armrests stretching outwards that trace a clean, essential contour. The base is set back from the sofa edge, keeping it slightly raised, thus highlighting its aerodynamic look. Available with leather or cloth upholstery, the Royce version comes with a solid Chestnut or Burr Walnut briar root body. Winchester sofa starting from €13,000.

 

WINSTON SOFA

A roomy sofa, with bold lines reflecting a monumental, sculptural style. The Winston has a rounded top, with the armrests structured as an extension of the back panel. The frame, upholstered in leather with the iconic quilted pattern, accommodates the soft contours of the capacious seat. Winston sofa starting from €13,600.

 

ASHLEY ARMCHAIR

Ashley is an enveloping armchair with a sleek design. Embellished by an elegant diamond pattern on the inner part, the seat back embraces the soft, deep seat with circular profile. Upholstered with leather or cloth, it is completed by a steel base with swiveling mechanism. Ashley armchair starting from €5,700

 

LAUREN ARMCHAIR

The Lauren armchair conveys a sense of comfort and softness thanks to the lavish padding put on the seat and seat back: a true invitation to relax. Upholstered with leather or cloth with an embroidered logo, it is embellished by matching leather or cloth piping and with a quilted pattern around the outer part. Leather-upholstered legs. Lauren armchair starting from €4,400.

 

BERKELEY BED

The inviting design of the Berkeley bed offers a soft haven, set off by the shapely contours of the profile. The headboard, with a curved form that follows the contour of the bed frame, is embellished with a meticulously crafted diamond pattern on its inside. It is offered in a nubuck leather version in dark coffee shades. Berkeley bed starting from €7,400.

 

CLIFFDEN COFFEE TABLE AND SIDE TABLE

The coffee table and side table in different sizes offer furniture for meeting and lounge areas. Cliffden is a contemporary offering of balanced proportions with a structure either in solid Canaletto walnut wood or hand-upholstered in leather. The leather, briar root or Ebony Macassar top is embellished with gunmetal finished steel detailing. Cliffden coffee table starting from €7,600: side table €4,000.

Images courtesy of Bentley Home Furnishings/Bentley Media

 

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