Bentley is a name people associate with luxury, classic style, impeccable workmanship and attention to details. It makes perfect sense for Bentley to present The Home Collection and bring these noted characteristics to interior furnishings. For those to whom aesthetics is more than a mere lifestyle choice, Bentley infuses their new Home Collection with the same world-class craftsmanship their automobiles are known for. Recently we spoke to Bentley Motors Limited about this timely gearshift into the luxury home market.
How and why did Bentley determine now was the time to come out with a home collection? We have a range of partnerships which take different forms and we plan strategically to enter discussions with world-class suppliers about extending the Bentley brand into areas outside motor vehicles. The values, quality, expertise and high luxury positioning of the company mean that we work closely in areas where our brand values and core competencies can be displayed to their highest quality. As wood and leather are an essential part of our DNA, furniture was a natural area for exploration and development. What does Bentley bring to the home furnishings market which differentiates their offering from other high-end custom furnishings? The Home Collection is a continuation of the luxury experience you would get from sitting in one of our cars. Bentley style and quality is translated into furniture of the highest aesthetic and material quality, with the same signature use of wood and leather that you find in a Bentley interior. Handcrafted finishes, use of bespoke stitching techniques and rigorous design all mean the collection takes you seamlessly from the sumptuous elegance of our cars into a domestic environment which offers the same level of comfort, exquisite workmanship and luxurious materials. Are all the pieces made to order and what is the typical lead time? Yes, made to order with a lead time of about 6 weeks. Cashmere is sourced to order from Loro Piana and the finest wood and precious velvet are sourced from other famous suppliers. Where can someone see and purchase items from the Bentley Home Collection? Showrooms where Bentley Home products can be viewed and purchased (full addresses on the website):
Paris – Avenue George V
Miami – Design District
New York – Madison Avenue
Milan – Via Durini
Forli, Italy – Headquarters
Bentley Home is classic and timeless rather than trendy, how frequently is Bentley going to update their furnishing collection? We plan to update our Bentley Home Collection annually. A hallmark of the Bentley Mulsanne styling for automobiles, this distinctive bespoke diamond quilting pattern also feeds comfortably into their interior furniture. This is the level of detail which make a Bentley, automobile or furniture, unlike any other. For those who desire the best of the best in luxury furnishings, The Home Collection from Bentley will deliver you in style… and you don’t even need to drive.