Bentley Motors is renowned for upholstering its cars in 20 premium hides, but that soon may change. The luxury automaker just announced plans to offer a vegan option in which leather will be replaced with fabric made from mushrooms and jellyfish.
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Would you drive a car that has each of its seats upholstered in a different color leather? How about if it’s a Bentley?
Sir Peter Blake, the godfather of British pop art, recently designed a Continental GT V8 S Convertible exactly like that. It’s silly, loud and over-the-top, but somehow works.
Bentley Motors is renowned for its luxurious cabins, which are often upholstered in supple leather and adorned in exotic wood. In a previous episode of “Inside Bentley,” Drive TV paid a visit to the British automaker’s impressive leather workshop. In this episode, they visit it’s wood shop to see how veneer trim is made.
Believe it or not, wrapping the Mulsanne’s steering wheel in leather is such a complex task that only four trimmers at Bentley Motors know how to do it. National Geographic highlights two of those craftsmen in a recent documentary titled “Ultimate Factories: Bentley Mulsanne.”
We’ve seen how some affordable and luxury automakers envision the interiors of future self-driving cars, but nothing could have prepared us for Bentley Motors‘ take. The super-luxury marquee recently released a photo of a concept interior that includes couches, silk upholstery and stone veneers among other pricey accoutrements.