Rolls-Royce celebrates Phantom Zenith collection with bespoke Picnic Hamper
September 13, 2016: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has created a Picnic Hamper for the Phantom Zenith Collection, a rare and collectable addition to Rolls-Royce’s new bespoke Phantom models.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars had earlier this year announced it will build 50 Bespoke creations named the Phantom Zenith Collection, featuring the Phantom Drophead Coupé and Phantom Coupé models, both of which have been announced to leave the stage at the end of the year.
Recognising the unique nature of this Phantom celebration, the marque, to enrich these extraordinary cars, is offering an exclusively created Bespoke Picnic Hamper, to complement each new motor car. Every hamper will be sequentially numbered to perfectly match each owner’s Phantom Zenith Collection motor car.
The hamper is crafted from American Walnut wood and natural grain leather. Each is finished in a choice of three colour combinations matching the interior of the cars themselves. These include a subtly contrasting Ardent Red leather and black leather piping inspired by a 1929 Phantom II; a contemporary combination of Navy Blue and Arctic White leather piping evoking the genteel ambiance of a the original 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom II; or a timeless black Anthracite leather with Seashell piping, reminiscent of the 1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.
Piano Black picnic tables housed within the hamper fold out on milled-aluminium hinges. Like the armrest cappings inside the car, the hinges reference the history of these remarkable motor cars, engraved with the locations of the global debut of the experimental versions of each car – Villa D’Este on the shores of Lake Como for 100EX, the progenitor of the Phantom Drophead Coupé; and Lake Geneva for the 101EX, the car that would ultimately become the Phantom Coupé.
The leather and wood interior shelving of the hamper contains lead crystal wine glasses, handmade stainless steel cutlery, napkins embroidered with the Rolls-Royce monogram in Arctic White, and a handcrafted American Walnut chopping board. A final flourish, the Zenith Collection Picnic Hamper comprises unique crockery, with painted black and platinum detail around the edges.