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Rolls-Royce Bringing Art Deco To The Bangkok Motor Show

 

Rolls-Royce Bespoke Art Deco Collection Ghost

At last September’s Paris Auto Show, Rolls-Royce Bespoke introduced a series of cars influenced by the Art Deco movement. On display in its Paris booth were Art Deco Ghost, Phantom and Phantom Drophead Coupe models, which Rolls Royce agreed to build as limited-production special editions.

Now, Rolls-Royce Bespoke is launching its Art Deco Collection in Thailand, with the premier of the Art Deco Ghost at this year’s Bangkok Motor Show. One of just 35 Art Deco Collection Rolls Royce models built, the Ghost will share floorspace with a Phantom, Phantom Extended Wheelbase and Ghost Extended Wheelbase.

Art Deco employed design traits such as streamlining, while adding flourishes based on Greek and Egyptian motifs. Though most often associated with architecture and transportation, Art Deco has influenced everything from marketing through ceramics and furniture design.

The Art Deco Ghost shown at last year’s Paris Auto show featured a Jubilee Silver and Cobalto Blue paint scheme, while the interior touches included crystal design dash inlays crafted from hardwood veneers.

Rolls-Royce is quick to point out that Art Deco has an established presence in Bangkok, citing architectural examples like the Democracy Monument and the Chalerm Krung Cinema.

As Rolls-Royce’s General Manager for Asian Emerging Markets, Herfried Hasenoehrl explains, “Our motor cars are the pinnacle of automotive tailoring, with the unique Art Deco design style having resonance in the artistic nature of the Thai and regional Asian cultures.”

Hasenoehrl was quick to point out the advantages of Rolls Royce Bespoke, too, saying, “The Art Deco car is a symbol of the endless Bespoke capabilities possible when you commission a Rolls-Royce motor car.”

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