The French luxury goods manufacturer that is Hermès has unexpectedly teamed up with none other than Rolls-Royce thanks to a Japanese billionaire.
Yusaku Maezawa, who made his money with various online retail businesses, commissioned the car for an unknown price. Having said that, it must have been an eye-watering amount given the quality that is on display in the car’s official imagery. This isn’t an unexpected move from Yusaku, he is known for having a unqie lifestyle and taste. In the past he actually invited the public to apply for a spot on SpaceX’s Starship in his private mission around the moon.
As for what to expect from the vehicle, it’s based on the Phantom VIII, having said that, this particular model has been hand-crafted by both Rolls-Royce and Hermès, from the floor-mats to the head-rest. The construction, of course, used premium materials, a level of quality that was matched by the artisanship provided by both brands’ workers.
Interestingly, the car gets its name from Oribe ware, a type of Japanese pottery from the 16th century that Maezawa collects. That’s not the only thing inspired by third-party creatives, the car’s veneer was inspired by historic scarves designed by Pierre Péron. This “Open Pore Royal Walnut” veneer covers the doors, rear consoles, speaker frets, picnic tables, and more. As well as this, expect the leather inside to arrive in “Enea Green”, something which compliments the “Seashell White” accents and lambswool floor mats.
Take a look at Yusaku Maezawa’s Hermès x Rolls-Royce Phantom “Oribe” above and below.