Rolls Royce has thrown off the covers of three striking new designs inspired by the Art Deco movement. Rolls-Royce unveiled the highly bespoke Ghost, Phantom Saloon and Phantom Drophead Coupé models at the Paris Motor Show 2012 earlier this week.
The cars have been defined by a relationship to Art Deco, a style which flourished in Europe throughout the 20s and 30s and was aligned to geometry, strong colour, zigzags and bold outlines. Socially, the Art Deco movement was associated with elegance, glamour, functionality, and modernity
Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce Torsten Muller-Otvos, noted:
“In Paris we have elegantly captured the essence of one of the great periods in 20th century design. These Art Deco-inspired motor cars stand as a testament to the breadth of the Rolls-Royce bespoke offering, reinforcing the marque’s position as the world’s leading manufacturer of luxury goods.”
The Rolls-Royce Ghost features a two-tone silver and blue exterior, with Art Deco motifs for the interior. The Rolls-Royce Phantom saloon gets a black and white interior, stainless steel inlays in the telephone drawer, door cappings and rear picnic tables. The light blue Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe has mother of pearl interior inlays.[related_posts]
The three RR Art Deco cars will inspire a range of options including new exterior colours with contrasting Art Deco motifs, and an illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy. Ghost Art Deco collection cars will be finished in either Infinity Black or Arctic White, while Art Deco inlays will have black and white trim.
Prices are expected to be around £170,250 (Ghost), £276,275 (Phantom saloon) and £292,600 (Phantom Drophead Coupe).