Art Deco inspired Rolls-Royce unveiled at 2012 Paris Motor Show

Art Deco inspired Rolls-Royce unveiled at 2012 Paris Motor Show

Drawing inspiration from Art Deco, the eclectic artistic style of the early 1900s, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars have built and displayed a fleet of Ghost and Phantom cars at the Paris Motor Show 2012.

The range celebrates the era and pays homage to the 1925 Paris Exhibition.

Phantom Saloon’s black and arctic white interiors are decorated with Art Deco-styled detailing which include hand-made stainless steel inlays in telephone drawer, door cappings and rear picnic table backs.

The Ghost is presented in two-tone, a mix of jubilee silver and cobalto blue.

Completing the line-up is a Phantom Drophead Coupé furnished in mother of pearl onlays.

Phantom customers have a choice of several exterior colours including infinity black, Arabian blue, powder blue or Arctic white, and the exteriors feature a twin coachline with an Art Deco motif. An illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy mimicking ornamental glassware of the era, Art Deco headrest embroidery, bespoke inlays on piano black veneer and tread plates sporting Art Deco motif also add to the detailing.

The Ghost Art Deco collection cars are finished in either infinity black or Arctic white with dual bespoke coach line and illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy. Interior styling cues include handcrafted Art Deco inlays, Olympia-inspired motif on tread plates and headrest embroidery. A black and white interior scheme with a choice of four seat piping colours depicts the colour scheme of the era.

Vice verse, Rolls-Royce has proved to be an inspiration for many artists. The flowing lines and outstretched wings of Marcel Bouraine’s Papillon, a 1928 figurine in glass was derived from The Spirit of Ecstasy, Rolls-Royce’s famed Mascot which is now a 101 years old.

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