The centrepiece of the Bentley Home collection at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2018, in Milan, will be the new Buxton kitchen, an ideal expression of the focal point for contemporary family living.
Designed by architect Carlo Colombo the Bentley home is enhanced by the new kitchen environment, where the excellence of materials and refined finishes reflects the DNA of the leading luxury British car maker.
A kitchen with couture attitude, the Buxton is defined by a linear design enhanced by an exquisite richness of finish. The central island, made of larch, houses the Calacatta Gold marble top flared at the corners and characterised by a perimeter groove.
The dynamic surface creates a movement effect, while manual sliding panels create an elegant snack-top and at the same time reveal a steel under-top and the hi-tech cooking module. The absence of handles in the doors and the recessed opening emphasise the sophistication and cleanliness of the shapes.
The new Bentley Home kitchen is enhanced with a brushed larch storage unit that contrasts with the smoked and diamond pattern cut-glass doors.
Elegance, combined with luxury and contemporary design are the hallmarks of the Bentley Home collection at the 2018 edition of Salone Internazionale del Mobile. A line of furniture and accessories embodies a superb reinterpretation of the Bentley design code, enhanced by the savoir faire and excellence of Italian manufacture.
A series of settings delineates an exclusive residence with modern flair. The wall claddings in silk, marble and wood alternate with leather boiserie: an atmosphere defined by the contrast of neutral surfaces and brighter shades of red, orange, brown.
The design of the collection focuses on proportion and shape, defining concepts which are balanced and rational in their volume, yet rich in details. New patterns and sinuous geometries are emphasised by metal details inspired by the interiors of the new Bentley Continental GT, as in the new Bampton sofa, whose silhouette is highlighted by a metallic profile.
The Bentley style is also reflected in the choice of materials. The new larch wood, with its warm shades and dark veins, is skilfully modelled to embellish sofa and seat frames, alternating the briarwoods of the collection, or combining it with leather in table and coffee table surfaces.
The upholstery fabrics comprise soft velvets in silk and cotton, while high-performance chenille and Alcantara fabrics worked with a chevron motif in colour patterns characterised by delicate and pastel shades. Stone-grey and quartz-grey tones are combined with natural shades, used to define a collection with a distinctive contemporary character.
The new Bampton sofa features a design inspired by the dashboard of Bentley cars. The bodywork has a soft shape with harmonious lines, in which the backrest slopes smoothly into the armrest. A large and comfortable seat upholstered in leather fits into the frame, of polished larch wood, marked in the profile by a thin metal thread.
Stowe is the sofa marked by geometric lines enhancing its functionality. The asymmetric play of the armrests and the clear proportions suggest a timeless elegance that enriches modern living. The sofa, upholstered in soft nabuck leather, is distinguished by the unmistakable diamond pattern on the armrests, which has always been the collection’s code.
The Mere armchair is developed on a cockpit layout with compact volumes. Elegant and perfect for lounge settings, it has an enveloping larch frame in which the backrest and seat are fitted with leather upholstery. A delicate metal profile and original strip surrounding the base are inspired by an illusion of car tracks.
M alvern chair
The Malvern chair, with its wide seat, is a tribute to the precise geometries of Bentley cars. Slender legs support the frame, while a combination of shades and different finishes on the backrest highlight its exquisite craftsmanship. A seat emphasised by the contrast between the materials, leather and briarwood, skilfully combine with each other.
Matlock coffee table
Matlock is a coffee table which combines juxtaposed elements. Two curved modules create the structure on which the top made in new larch wood is fitted. The leather outer cover is framed by a metal profile which is the leitmotif of the collection.
Dundee is the Ottoman line that stylishly ornaments the rooms of the Bentley Home collection. A simple design in shape yet rich in materials: they are entirely upholstered in leather, smooth in the seat, with diamond pattern in the frame and a thin metal detail enhancing the silhouette.