One advantage of building the Phantom and (basically anything) for the world's elite since its inception: perspective. Even Rolls-Royce knows that only a few of its vehicles are truly one-of-one art pieces…at least until its latest custom build for a client in Singapore spec'd orchid flowers as its theme.
Orchids are, surprisingly, new for Rolls-Royce—a company with lineage that goes back to 1906. This project's balance, theme, and execution almost makes it look like they've been doing it for years.
This article is mostly images, with the important details noted. We pored over the press release and provided information to highlight the finer points of this resplendent 1-of-1 2022 Rolls-Royce Phantom (Extended). Keep scrolling to take it all in, and click to enlarge images for a better look.
“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”
–Helen Amy Murray, artist for this Rolls-Royce Bespoke project
Rolls-Royce says that Murray started by illustrating the design by hand before creating a digital version that she could print directly onto the silk crepe satin. The final part of the process involved a meticulous hand-sculpting of the flowers, releasing layers of fabric to create a 3D effect.
The car? An otherwise standard 2022 Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended, finished in 1-0f-1 Arctic White + violet + fine glass particles for a not-quite-pearlescent hue that blends in only as much as a large, imposing luxury sedan can.