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Demonstrating the true art of luxury conveyance

Rolls-Royce Wraith Luggage 3

 

Our Correspondent / EMIRATES BUSINESS

As a world leader in the art of true luxury, Rolls-Royce ven designed a suite of elegant luggage to complement Wraith, the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever created.
The Wraith Luggage, conceived by Rolls-Royce bespoke designer Michael Bryden and designed in the Rolls-Royce bespoke Design Studio led by Director of Design, Giles Taylor, comprises two Grand Tourer valises, three Long Weekender bags and one Garment Carrier, meticulously designed to be housed in the luggage compartment of a Rolls-Royce Wraith. The collection would be commissioned to the customer’s exacting specifications.
Michael Bryden, Designer, The Wraith Luggage, commented, “The Wraith Luggage Collection consists of six pieces, each carefully considered to reflect the unparalleled design aesthetics of Rolls-Royce. The latest technologies and materials are blended with traditional crafts and techniques, leading to anelegantly executed and thoroughly the range, designed exclusively for Wraith, the ultimate gentleman’s gran turismo.”
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.
Particular attention to detail has therefore been paid to the area that most often comes into contact with the owner. The handles 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.

STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY
Refined visual aesthetics shroud state-of-the-art engineering. Rapid prototyping was used in the development of the Long Weekender to test the ergonomics of the handle repeatedly, ensuring the piece is effortless to carry. Subtle references to the marque can be found in the form of the discrete fastenings, which magnetically dock, providing optimum designed resistance formed from a solid billet of machine polished aerospace-grade aluminium, inspired by the silhouette of Wraith.
Self-righting wheelcentres featuring the Rolls-Royce double-R emblem adorn the Grand Tourer, offering a fitting reflection of Wraith itself. The strategically placed wheels, specially designed on a wide track to provide a high level of stability, provide an effortless transfer from ground to luggage compartment, ensuring the bag glides into position seamlessly in the rear of the motor car.

Carbon fibre has been selected for its light weight and durable properties rather than for the commonly used contemporary aesthetics of the material. It has been formed into the frame of the case, complemented by a wide-set handle and a high-sided design, optimising the stowage capability of the luggage.
The Garment Carrier, a sleek and slim-lined addition that sits seamlessly atop the Long Weekenders and Grand Tourers, has been designed to encompass a gentleman’s shirt and tuxedo or a ladies gown. A loop for a silk tie or scarf is thoughtfully incorporated to provide the utmost convenience.
The Wraith Luggage Collection, which takes luggage to a new realm of luxury, was constructed by master craftspeople adorning white gloves so as to preserve and protect the leather of unequalled quality. Designed in a choice of mono or a striking two-tone leather finish, the collection embodies the design principles of Wraith, as well as
enabling customers to personalise their luggage to harmonise with the interior of their motor car. The Rolls-Royce leather is hand-stitched using the same colour thread as featured in the owner’s motor carand lined with a monogrammed lining discreetly featuring the Rolls-Royce emblem.

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