The Phantom Serenity has an oriental theme and is inspired by the “amazing interiors of the elite Rolls-Royce’s of the early 1900s”, according to director of design Giles Taylor. The concept also celebrates “the historical role played by silk as a symbol of regal and imperial power”.
The Goodwood-based firm’s design team has taken design cues from contemporary interpretations of European furniture combined with Japanese Royal Kimono designs for the one-off show car.
The Phantom cabin features China-sourced hand-woven silk adorned with hand-painted crimson blossoms. In addition to the silk upholstery, the Phantom’s interior features rare smoked cherrywood, mother of pearl, bamboo cross-banding and arctic white leather.
Bespoke mother of pearl paint that is the most expensive one-off paint ever developed by Rolls-Royce, applied in a three-stage pearl effect and then hand-polished for 12 hours.
Two parasols featuring the Serenity motif are held by bespoke leather loops incorporated into the boot lid.
A two-colour coachline with three colour blossom motif adorns the Serenity's exterior and echoes the interior. It has been applied by the squirrel-hair brush of Rolls-Royce's coachline expert, Mark Court.
Cherica Haye and Michelle Lusby, Textile Arts graduates from the Royal College of Art and Plymouth University respectively, joined Rolls-Royce’s bespoke design department to work on the motif of the Phantom Serenity.