What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name “Bentley.” Luxury automobiles unaffordable to many, a snooty chauffeur, Grey Poupon mustard, right?
Well, that’s about to change. You may be able to afford a Bentley of your own, after all. Maybe.
Bentley furniture, that is. The world-recognized British automaker is launching a furniture line called “Bentley Home,” which, it says, is “inspired by the renowned craftsmanship and exquisite materials that characterize the interiors of all Bentley [car] models.”
(The company sold just over 1,300 cars the first six months of 2013 in the United States).
We just couldn’t let this pass and not pass it along – because (pause here) Bentley is a car company. Selling furniture.
But the automaker clearly is taking the endeavor seriously as its sales pitch suggests:
“Designed to furnish luxury homes and offices, the collection combines Bentley’s inherent qualities of craftsmanship, heritage and tradition, exclusivity and style, with the exacting design of one of Europe’s leading furniture makers,” the company said in a press release.
“This exclusive collection blends the finest elements of traditional and modern design, an exercise in subtlety rather than showmanship, incorporating functional performance with comfort and luxurious, sensuous quality. It captures the élan of the Bentley driver, through items that mirror the impeccable quality and attention to detail which is a landmark of the Bentley brand.”
Here are details of what you can expect, according to the company:
- Unique quilted diamond pattern inspired by interiors of Bentley models
- Sophisticated seating options include sofas and chairs
- Color palette featuring ivory and taupe
OK, so ivory and taupe don’t fit your current décor. Surely you will want to redecorate. Surely.
The new collection includes the following pieces:
Richmond – An elegant and sophisticated line of seating which includes sofas, chaise lounges and armchairs. The enveloping external structure can have a veneer finish or leather cover. In contrast, the inner structure is covered in leather or linen or in fine cashmere velvet.
Madeley & Kendal – A large oval or round meeting table with refined Kendal chairs embellished with leather and the Bentley logo which can be embroidered on the back, on request.
Canterbury – The bed is characterized by an imposing headboard, embracing coated structure available in leather or fabric. … An innovative duvet cover, Fibra di Legno®, is a high-quality fabric made from wood pulp that gives the yarn softness and smoothness, adding to the luxurious feel of this piece.
Other components are Sherbourne & Kingsbridge, tall and short leather-coated cabinets with veneered fronts, and Harlow, a modern coffee table with metal steel structure and a gun-metal grey finish.
What’s next: The Cadillac kitchen collection. As we said, we just couldn’t let it pass.Written by: