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2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection Gets Artsy for Paris

Roll-Royce Phantom Metropolitan comes with the fanciest picnic tables ever

Erick Ayapana
Oct 2, 2014

2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan Details

  • Featuring wood-inlayed art inspired by city skylines
  • Approximately 500 pieces of cut wood veneer are needed to complete one design
  • Only 20 copies of the Phantom Metropolitan Collection will be made

Rolls Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection interior back of front seats Photo 2/18   |   Rolls Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection Interior Back Of Front Seats

The folks at the Rolls-Royce Bespoke division have outdone themselves again. Appearing at the Paris auto show is the Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection that showcases impressive marquetry work, which is the art if wood inlaying.

Rolls Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection interior tray table Photo 3/18   |   Rolls Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection Interior Tray Table

Rolls-Royce has showed off wood-inlayed art in the past, but the Phantom Metropolitan Collection is on another level. The art pieces are inspired by city skylines and are found on the wood accents on the dashboard and the two fold-away picnic tables in the rear passenger area. Approximately 500 pieces of precisely cut wood veneer are needed to complete one design. Each piece of wood is color- adjusted before going through an inspection under a magnified light box.

That said, each art piece is unique, offering a birds-eye view of cityscapes from around the world. Designers continued the city-inspired theme with skyscrapers embroidered on the seat backs as well as skyline graphics painted on the exterior C-pillar. Other touches include a clock with a bezel featuring 24 cities, Aetherius Grey leather and Darkest Tungsten exterior paint. Customers, of course, can customize their Phantom however they want.

Rolls Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection in gray Photo 7/18   |   Rolls Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection In Gray

Rolls-Royce says only 20 copies of the Phantom Metropolitan Collection will be made and it’s doubtful the automaker will have any issues selling these rolling pieces of art.

Source: Rolls-Royce

Rolls Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection in gray closer view Photo 11/18   |   Rolls Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection In Gray Closer View
Rolls Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection interior seat graphic Photo 15/18   |   Rolls Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection Interior Seat Graphic
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