One of a Kind Rolls-Royce Phantom Orchid

The ‘one-of-a-kind’ Rolls-Royce Phantom Orchid was created specifically for Singapore over the course of two years. The Bespoke Collective at the Home of Rolls-Royce brought together designers, craftspeople, and artisans to produce this magnificent masterpiece.

In this latest custom creation from the masterful experts, artists and craftsmen at Rolls-Royce, is this feminine one of a kind bespoke creation. The inspiration for this exquisite motorcar is the stately flower, the Orchid. Orchids have long been a source of inspiration for artists, but this is the first time they have been chosen for a Rolls-Royce commission. The orchid was chosen as an inspirational theme because of its resilience, beauty, and strength – most sought-after ornamental plant: it is simultaneously elegant, exotic, graceful, and hardy.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Orchid. One of One.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Orchid. One of One.

Orchid Art Sculpted by Hand

Phantom’s Gallery is a fully contemporary and luxurious recreation of a motor car’s front and instrument panel area, created by Helen Amy Murray and her team. Helen was inspired by a variety of orchids, including the Singapore Orchid, and worked tirelessly with a team of six to perfect her concept and artwork.

“I started by focusing on the actual orchids, which promptly led me to realise that colour was key to capturing the essence of the species. I have created artworks featuring orchids in the past, but my idea for the Gallery was to create something in realistic full colour, which pushed us to refine our digital printing skills,” explains UK-based artist and textile designer Helen Amy Murray, adding that her work is usually more neutral and tone-on-tone: “This more recent return to colour was exciting!”

 

Artist Helen Amy Murray

Murray began by hand-drawing the design before converting it to a digital file that she could print straight onto the silk crepe satin. The final step entailed delicate hand-sculpting of the flowers, which involved releasing layers of fabric to produce a three-dimensional look.

Bespoke Artistic Collaborations

“Phantom Extended, our pinnacle motor car, was chosen to be the ‘blank canvas’ for this commission,” said Michael Bryden, Lead Designer, Rolls-Royce Bespoke. “Our concept envisaged a balanced yet progressive design, which echoes the values of the Singapore region. The orchid is seen in many facets of Asian life, a reminder that the resilient adapt and thrive regardless of the evolving environment. Phantom is the only motor car in the world to feature the Gallery, a space that enables one to exhibit art, sculptures, or objects of self-expression in the sanctuary of Phantom’s interior.

For Phantom Orchid, we collaborated with award-winning artist Helen Amy Murray to create a unique, hand-sculpted silk artwork. The delicate materials and techniques that were deployed in the creation of this piece are protected behind an application of pure glass, that runs uninterrupted across the fascia of Phantom. Finished in an elegant blend of Grace White, Havana and Smoke Grey with Dark Olive stitching, the interior evokes the calm and serene nature which is inherent to the character of Phantom.”

Graceful Orchid Designs

Rolls-Royce Bespoke Designer Yohan Benchetrit applied his skills to the Bespoke orchid-inspired Picnic Table Inlays in the suite’s rear, which, when opened, gracefully reveal a beautiful layer of orchids set into Piano Black veneer. To welcome the owner and passengers into the vehicle, he added bespoke treadplates with a similar theme but no text. Meanwhile, the interior suite was furnished with elegant, natural colours that create a soothing atmosphere reminiscent of an Orchid Sanctuary.

Very Special Paint Colour

To complete this one-of-a-kind Phantom, a one-of-a-kind paint was specially created using cutting-edge paint technology. Arctic White was used as the base colour, with a violet tint added as inspiration for orchids. The result of combining fine glass particles with a special process is a stunning pearlescent appearance. Under bright light, the paint technology creates a shimmering effect like no other, changing as an observer views the vehicle from various angles. The theme is completed by an eye-catching single coachline on either side of Phantom that incorporates a Bespoke motif inspired by an orchid.

“It draws parallels with the Singapore I know; a thoroughly modern garden city merging nature and technology effortlessly in its make-up,” says Bryden, who has not only spent time in Singapore but designed the now famous, ‘one of one’ ‘SG50 Bespoke Ghost’, created to celebrate the country’s 50th Anniversary. “It was the first time we had produced a motor car to celebrate such an occasion, so I am again delighted to have participated with Yohan and the Bespoke Collective here in Goodwood to create another masterpiece for Singapore.”

Growing an orchid requires patience, time, and dedication, just as crafting a Rolls-Royce requires time and passion — but the end result more than justifies the wait and offers its lasting beauty.

 

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