Kensington Palace, London: A Legacy of Luxury book launch
London, UK, 9 December 2016 – As one of the world’s most prestigious car clubs, the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club (RREC) has thousands of devoted members around the globe. Established in 1957, the club is celebrating its diamond jubilee over the coming year and, to mark this milestone, it launched a new publication entitled A Legacy of Luxury – Celebrating the RREC’s Diamond Jubilee at the royal residence of Kensington Palace in London on Friday 9 December. The event was attended by more than 500 guests, including Rolls-Royce and Bentley owners and collectors
Produced by leading London publisher St James’s House and written by an editorial team of experts, aficionados and tastemakers, the beautifully designed, 444-page hardback publication spotlights Rolls-Royce motor cars past and present, and delves into the stories and personalities that make the marque “the best car in the world”.
In keeping with the launch’s refined setting, a collection of Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars were on display at the Kensington Palace event. In addition, to resonate with the book’s theme of luxury a carefully curated selection of high-end brands were present, enabling guests to immerse themselves in a world of luxurious tastes, products and experiences.
Richard Freed, Director of publisher St James’s House, said: “What better way to launch this wonderful book than with a celebration of the finer things in life? It was truly an event to remember.”
The launch event took place on 9 December between 5pm and 8pm at Kensington Palace in London.
An official project partner for A Legacy of Luxury – Celebrating the RREC’s Diamond Jubilee
We are honoured to receive an invitation for Fun Furniture Collection to participate at the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club 2017 Diamond Jubilee Celebrations for which we will produce a one off bespoke Rolls- Royce bed for their celebrations including an event at Kensington Palace later this year.
Thanks to the kind permission on Rolls-Royce PLC for allowing us to work on such fantastic high profile project.
The model we have chosen to replicate in our Fun Furniture Collection style is a 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 Ascot Phaeton.
The Rolls-Royce theme bed has been completed, We collaborated with Mick Cookson Photography and Sophie and Justin from The Heath House, Tean, Stoke on Trent on the stills for the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club Diamond Jubilee Celebrations book. Here are the stunning results from the photo shoot.
We now look forward to the book launch at Kensington Palace in December and exhibiting at the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club Diamond Jubilee Celebrations at Burghley House in June 2017.
If you would like to see the design process, please see below.
The thought process for this piece of furniture is a totally different animal to our usual design process. The engineering, aesthetic beauty to which we have to convey this Rolls-Royce bed is paramount. The skill and the craftsmanship of the original Rolls- Royce designers and craftsmen have to be maintained. Putting myself into the shoes of such a passionate team is a big responsibility. Every last detail has to be thought out to attain my final objective.
Starting the process from the ground up concentrating on the finest of detail, amending and evolving until satisfaction is achieved. Merging the world of high-class automotive design into furniture design will be a joy. Every last detail scrutinized until perfect.
Chassis, steering, suspension and wheels
Framework to hold external coachwork
Thank you to Peter at Model and Scenic Solutions for his support and the workshop time.