Bentley is bringing in an entirely new level of modern cabin luxury by introducing stone veneers developed by Mulliner. This luxurious interior finish makes use of stone veneer technology to create a modern feature from slate and quartzite stone – a natural product formed over 200 million years.
These natural products are sourced from quarries in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh, India. Following extractions, sections of stone are split from larger ones and then cured using glass fiber and a bespoke resin. After the curing process, the stones are then shaped and hand finished by Bentley’s Mulliner coachbuilding team at the carmaker's Crewe headquarters in the United Kingdom.
Since the stone surfaces of the veneers feature a thickness of just 0.1 mm, they are really very light and translucent. The grain and pattern of the stone are also very visible to the occupants of the vehicle. The Stone Veneers are now being offered for the Bentley Continental and Flying Spur in a natural finish, in four different colors: Galaxy, Autumn White, Terra Red and Copper.
For those interested to have this modern luxurious finish featured in their Bentleys, they just have to contact Mulliner’s bespoke team, who will work alongside each customer to ensure that their own specs are considered.
Geoff Dowding, Director of Mulliner Operations, remarked that while Bentley is an expert in the handcrafting of wood and leather, the carmaker is now exploring new, fine and rare materials. He added that while stone veneers are new to Bentley, they mark the beginning of the carmaker's plans for the material.
Bentley’s Mulliner coachbuilding team was established to cater to the requirements of the carmaker's most discerning customers.
Customers seeking a Bentley truly personalized to fit their preferences simply have to approach Mulliner, which in turn can transform any bespoke request into reality like a certain upholstery or an elaborate tailored body modification. All of these customization options are made possible by Mulliner's highly skilled and dedicated craftsmen.