- Masterpiece Collaboration: Rolls-Royce's partnership with Iris van Herpen has birthed the 2023 Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia, a true masterpiece.
- Four Years of Craftsmanship: The creation of this exceptional motor car represents four years of meticulous craftsmanship.
- 'Weaving Water' Aesthetic: Inspired by nature, the 'Weaving Water' theme infuses the car with an ethereal quality.
- Iridescent Exterior: The car boasts a unique Liquid Noir paint that shimmers with Purple, Blue, Magenta, and Gold undertones under sunlight.
- Intricate Bonnet Detail: The bonnet features a subtle rendering of the Weaving Water motif, showcasing precision in design.
- Three-Dimensional Interior: Inside, the Weaving Water Starlight Headliner and Gallery artwork demonstrate three-dimensional artistry.
- Textile Exploration: Paying homage to heritage, the car's front seats feature Magic Grey leather, while the rear seats are adorned with a silk-blend fabric.
- Quilted Elegance: The seats showcase the Weaving Water motif, adding depth and a seamless surface.
- Bespoke Scent: A unique Bespoke scent, carefully crafted, enhances the sensory experience within the car.
- Haute Couture Garment: Iris van Herpen will design a one-of-a-kind garment for clients, reflecting the Weaving Water theme, a testament to fine craftsmanship.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars proudly presents the 2023 Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia, a masterpiece born from a captivating collaboration with the renowned Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen. This extraordinary creation is the culmination of four years of meticulous development, setting a new standard for bespoke craftsmanship within the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective. As it enters the private collections of discerning patrons, let's delve into the intricate details that make Phantom Syntopia a work of art.
Exploring the 'Weaving Water' Aesthetic
Named after Iris van Herpen's groundbreaking 2018 collection, Phantom Syntopia embraces the concept of biomimicry, drawing inspiration from the graceful patterns found in nature. Similar to van Herpen's sculptural garments brought to life through motion, this motor car captures the elusive beauty of fluid motion in solid form through its 'Weaving Water' theme.
Iridescent Magnetism: The Exterior
The exterior of Phantom Syntopia is a mesmerizing sight to behold. The Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective has meticulously crafted a one-of-a-kind Liquid Noir paint, which transforms under sunlight to reveal Purple, Blue, Magenta, and Gold undertones from different angles. Achieving this effect involved overlaying the marque's deepest black paint with a mirror-like pigment, carefully selected for its color-shifting qualities. The process included a novel technique for applying pigment to the clearcoat, a testament to over 3,000 hours of testing and validation.
Upon closer examination, the bonnet of the car reveals a subtle rendering of the Weaving Water motif, echoing the interior's design philosophy. This intricate detail showcases the level of precision and artistry invested in every aspect of Phantom Syntopia.
Three-Dimensional Artistry Inside
Phantom Syntopia's interior suite is a marvel of collaboration between the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective and Iris van Herpen. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, it features the Weaving Water Starlight Headliner, an engineering feat of its own. This headliner, adorned with 162 delicate glass organza petals, creates a three-dimensional appearance, illuminating sequentially like stars. The Gallery, stretching across the fascia, showcases an expressive artwork, featuring 85 hand-attached petals that represent hours of painstaking work.
The Weaving Water theme extends to the picnic tables and the passenger panel, mirroring the motif found on the bonnet. Achieving this required a complex process of multiple coats of paint and lacquer containing precisely proportioned glass particles.
Textile Exploration and Immersive Luxury
Phantom Syntopia pays homage to Rolls-Royce's heritage by marrying luxury and textiles. The front seats are adorned with Magic Grey leather, known for its lustrous finish, while the rear seats feature a silk-blend fabric with a pattern reminiscent of light reflecting on water at night. The seats are quilted with the Weaving Water motif, adding depth and a seamless surface.
In an innovative move, Phantom Syntopia becomes the first Rolls-Royce to introduce a Bespoke scent, created in collaboration with expert perfumers. The scent, subtly incorporated into the car, combines cedarwood, Iris, leather, rose, and lemon, offering an unparalleled sensory experience.
The Pinnacle of Luxury and Haute Couture
For a truly Haute Couture touch, Iris van Herpen will design a one-of-a-kind garment for the clients of this bespoke commission, echoing the Weaving Water theme. This exquisite dress, reflecting van Herpen's cutting-edge techniques, will be a labor of love taking around six months to complete.
In May, Phantom Syntopia will take its place in the clients' private collection, embodying the pinnacle of bespoke luxury. It's important to note that this remarkable creation will forever remain a unique masterpiece, never to be replicated. Stay tuned for more on this unparalleled automotive work of art.