Rolls-Royce Motor Cars tapped its Bespoke Design Studio to launch a six-piece luggage collection to “complement” its Wraith model car.
And while the Wraith Luggage Collection was created by its own design team, the functional aspects were informed by the people who likely will handle it as much as the owners themselves: butlers and luggage handlers.
The collection was created by Rolls-Royce Bespoke designer Michael Bryden and designed in the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Design Studio, which is led by Giles Taylor, director of design. The collection includes two “Grand Tourer” valises and three “Long Weekender” bags as well as a “Garment Carrier.” The collection is “meticulously designed to be housed in the luggage compartment of a Rolls-Royce Wraith,” the company said. “Like every Rolls-Royce motor car, they can be commissioned to the customer’s exacting specifications.”
The six-piece set has a price point of $45,854.
Bryden said the collection “consists of six pieces, each carefully considered to reflect the unparalleled design aesthetics of Rolls-Royce motor cars. The latest technologies and materials are blended with traditional crafts and techniques, leading to an elegantly executed and thoroughly contemporary luggage collection, designed exclusively for Wraith, the ultimate gentleman’s gran turismo.”
The luxury carmaker said that “counsel was sought from experts accustomed to handling discerning individuals’ luggage. The design team conversed with head butlers from some of the world’s most illustrious hotels, who offered insight into the interaction between guests and their belongings.”
“Luggage is not only seen as an expression of style, but also as a wardrobe from home, increasingly important as entrepreneurs and captains of industry adopt a more transient lifestyle,” the company said adding that the handles on the pieces “have been designed to ensure an even weight distribution, meaning no undue pressure is placed on the hand. An invisible stitch, a skill honed in the world of Haute Couture and used on the steering wheel of Wraith, has been applied to ensure a perfectly smooth and tactile finish.”
The Rolls-Royce leather used in the collection is hand-stitched “using the same color thread as featured in the owner’s motor car and lined with a monogrammed lining discreetly featuring the Rolls-Royce emblem.”
The Wraith Luggage Collection is available from Rolls-Royce dealerships.