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.
Ettinger was awarded a Royal Warrant to HRH The Prince of Wales in 1996 and has been making made gifts under licence for the Wimbledon Championships since 1992.
Bentley Motors Limited has been a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG since 1998.It traces its roots to Walter Owen Bentley, who registered Bentley Motors Ltd. in August 1919.
Known for providing a level playing field for carmakers around the world, the Geneva Motor Show -- Salon international de l'automobile -- is hosted at the Palexpo and organized. In 2010, the Geneva Motor Show (80th edition) was held from March 4 to 14, 2010.
Production cars unveiled or displayed at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show include the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Audi RS5, Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible, BMW 5 Series (F10), Carlsson C25, Garia LSV (Low Speed Vehicle), Infiniti M35 Hybrid, Jaguar XKR Special Edition, Koenigsegg Agera, Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera, Lexus CT 200h, Lotus Elise, Mitsubishi ASX, Nissan 370Z Roadster, Opel Meriva, Pagani Zonda Tricolore, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Renault Megane Convertible, Rolls-Royce Ghost by Mansory, SEAT Ibiza ST, Volkswagen Touareg and Volvo S60.