Bentley Motors Limited and its luxury leather partner Ettinger have created modern must-have personal accessories that will be launched at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Ettinger, which was founded by Gerry Ettinger more than 70 years ago, continues to be family-owned and run by Gerry’s elder son, Robert Ettinger.
Ettinger is one of the last British luxury leather goods companies still manufacturing in the United Kingdom. With the Beluga and Hotspur interior trim colors of the Bentley Continental Supersports as inspiration, the capsule collection of leather items in red and black leather with contrast stitching includes key rings and iPad, iPhone and Blackberry cases.
More than five years ago, Ettinger started working with Bentley to develop the Ettinger for Bentley collection. Every Ettinger product is handmade in its Birmingham factory, which uses the same skills that have been handed down for generations. In 1996, in recognition of the work done for the Royal Household, Ettinger of London was appointed with a Royal Warrant to HRH the Prince of Wales.
Ettinger has just added some of the latest Bentley upholstery hides (fuchsia, yellow and blue) to its range. Robert commented that the initial collections were made from black English waxy hide on the outside and the distinctive Ettinger color of panel hide on the inside, which has been made and used by Ettingers for over 75 years.
He added that the collections include everything from purses and wallets, passport cases, luggage labels and portfolios, as well as the iconic Bentley key case.