Since 2013, the Bentley Home range has been bringing the brand’s exquisite craftsmanship indoors. The curved silhouettes, luxury materials, and iconic designs that Bentley is best known for have been reimagined for the home.
In June, two new furniture collections were revealed at the new Bentley Home Atelier in Milan during Salone Del Mobile. Located on the Corso Venezia, the beautiful colonnaded courtyard juxtaposes the furniture in a striking way: neoclassical Italian architecture against bold interior design.
Co-designed by Bentley Motors’ designers in Crewe and Luxury Living Group — responsible for designing, producing and distributing Italian-made high-end furniture — Bentley Home brings the class and quality you expect from the car into the home.
Chris Cooke, product and lifestyle design manager at Bentley Motors, describes how Bentley Home is striving to be “a lighthouse for contemporary luxury”. And, when you discover the collection for yourself, you’ll see it’s not a far-fetched aim.
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Each year, coinciding with Salone Del Mobile, Bentley Home releases a new collection of indoor furniture pieces. A blend of unique materials, architectural shapes and futuristic compositions, they mirror the designs of their cars.
The 2022 Collection reflects the close collaboration between Bentley Motors and Bentley Home, with the materials, motifs and shapes found in the cars translated for the home. This close relationship was paramount from day one.
“In the early days, we took a lot of the finishes and inspiration from the car,” Cooke explains. “As we’ve grown, because the turn-around for furnishings is so much quicker than for cars, we can try things out in the furnishing world that we couldn’t otherwise”
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With the lead time for a car being between five and seven years compared to just one for furnishings, this role-reversal seems only natural. The designers aren’t restricted by regulations and safety, so the flexibility that the home collection offers is a chance to experiment.
One of the new lines this year is the Galloway, named after the landscape that overlooks the Irish Sea. The thick forests, rolling hills and peaceful mountains are reflected in the curved lines on the furniture, combining power and fluidity. The frame of the sofa is made of three layers of wood veneers, reflective of those found in Bentley’s interior car cabins. With options for a high or low armrest and backrest, as well as different options for the upholstery and the wood, this piece is completely customizable.
Bentley Home’s first-ever outdoor furniture collection, every element celebrates open-air living. Inspired by the Ramsey range but using lighter colors and weather-proof materials, each design can be personalized to suit your exacting tastes. From velvet, chenille and satin to sustainable options like MARM MORE® fabric (made from waste marble powder) or Colwyn hemp, there are endless options for customization.
A key design feature of the collection is the ‘super-mirror’ steel detail. The diamond motif is synonymous with Bentley, from the front matrix grille and the quilted stitching inside the car to the distorted diamonds within the interior home range, and it is now making a statement outside. ‘Super-mirror’ refers to the highly polished finish of the stainless steel, with this grille detail visible on the backrests of the sofas as well as the coffee tables.
Committing the same ethos to Bentley Home as with Bentley Motors, Cooke explains: “We’re about making something timeless, making it beautiful, and making it last.”
Selecting the best materials and the most experienced artisans, the leather is hand-fitted over all elements, with just two artisans in Italy who are able to do this to the Bentley standard.
Inspired to bring a bit of Bentley into your home? Browse the catalog online or visit one of their showrooms.