For the past several years everyone from interior decorators to architects to enthusiasts of all things luxury got into the habit of looking forward to Bentley Home Collection’s yearly updates in April. Today is that day for 2017. The auto + lifestyle brand earlier today unveiled their latest additions to the furniture and lighting collection at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.
Among others, the eight-piece collection features two sets of sofas, chairs, a coffee table, a bed, domeuse, a sideboard and a table lamp. The new collection carries the familiar design codes of previous versions including color palette, materials, and the distinctive Bentley motifs.
Once again the collection is designed by Italian architect Carlo Colombo. His new additions maple and eucalyptus woods bring more variation to the structures and surfaces. Particularly attractive is the fiddle back motif in contrast with the leather covers. Fabrics for the collection, once again borrowed from the fashion world features soft cotton, silk velvets and high-performance chenilles in chromatic patterns. Colombo once again settled for earthy tones of beige and gray with burgundy and cognac adding color.
The Bentley Home Collection in Bentley’s words.
Bentley Home Stowe Sofa – $21,170
Stowe is a modular sofa displaying a practical design language. Lines and geometric shapes bring out the functional quality of the parts. The asymmetrical feature of the armrests combined with the innovative open compartment, which highlights the sofa’s modular approach, generate a bold contemporary image. It is presented in leather and fabric, in an elegant ecru shade.
Stamford Dormeuse Front – $17,380
The Stamford chaise longue completes the family of furnishings of the same name, it is enhanced by graceful lines, weightless volumes and a careful design that expresses the codes of the Collection, reinforced by the skilled craftsmanship of the construction. The enveloping back forms a continuous contour with the line of the armrest. The structure is underscored by the profile in leather or fabric.
Sherwood Table – $28,820Sherwood is a table enhanced by a refined silhouette and paced by graphic touches, in which the top and the leg in briar are elegantly divided by a metal profile with a leather insert. With its essential lines and the use of noble materials, the Sherwood table is carefully finished in every detail.
Sherwood Chairs – $9,520
The Sherwood line also includes chairs with an enveloping seat that, in contrast with the slim, structured leg, sums up formal elegance. A remarkably versatile solution, perfect for a lounge or living room, conveys the full value of craftsmanship of the highest quality. Available with or without armrests, the Sherwood chairs are enhanced by the elegant combination of leather and briar root, underscoring the impeccable lines.
Eastgate Bed – 13,370
The Eastgate bed stands out for its poised volumes and elegant design, to decorate the bedroom area of the Bentley Home Collection. The headboard featuring a maple border forms a contrast with the base that grants solidity and elegance to the structure.
Eastgate Cabinet – $45,040
The Eastgate cabinet embodies exceptional craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail, in a contemporary update of the cabinetry tradition of Bentley Home. The piece features forceful architectural characteristics, highlighted by the cutaway structure in elegant maple. The leather covering of the doors adds refinement to a model ideal for use in the dining room or the bedroom.
Morpeth Lamp – $7,490
Morpeth is a linear floor or table lamp in which the rigor of the forms establishes a dialogue with the precious quality of the finishes and materials, in a precious harmony of contrasts. The leather shade is enhanced by slender openings that elegantly filter the light, while the decorative, minimalist briar root structure makes the Morpeth lamp a versatile, modern accessory.