Most cars offer a keyring or a t-shirt, quite a few do bikes and golf clubs, Volvo does yachts, BMW built a bobsleigh, so it seems right that Bentley, a firm known for its wood and soft leather should produce a range of furniture.
The marque has linked up with Club House Italia to create this understated, elegant style. I do love it that they give the furniture names, just like IKEA.
The bodies of the Richmond pieces are created with a curving double shell and can be covered in leather or a fine veneer of burr walnut. The same wide selection of veneers available for Bentley cars is also available for most pieces in the collection. The wood is then carefully matched to a padded structure covered in a light cashmere. The seating offers the same sumptuous comfort and luxury of a Bentley's seats.
The colour palette is tasteful, with neutral tones of ivory and something called taupe, matched with shades of beige and cream. The quilted diamond pattern embossed in Bentley's leather interiors has also been used for the soft furnishings
The new collection consists of:
Richmond An elegant line of seating which includes sofas, chaise longues and armchairs.
Madeley & Kendal A large oval or round meeting table with Kendal chairs embellished with leather and the Bentley logo which can be embroidered on the back, on request. A trapezoidal structured table made of curved wood panels with edges embellished in hand-made leather coating. The feet are made of steel with a gun-metal finish.
Sherbourne & Kingsbridge Tall and short leather-coated cabinets with veneered fronts; these are also available in smooth or quilted leather. The handles and feet are made from steel with a complementing gun-metal grey finish.
Harlow A modern coffee table with metal steel structure and a gun-metal grey finish. The surface is made from onyx or leather coated.
Canterbury The bed has an imposing headboard, 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.