In Palm Springs, the arrival of the spring rains heralds an explosion of colot as desert wildflowers bloom. It’s this celebration of color and sense of renewal that inspired the designers at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Rancho Mirage to create a unique work of art with the ‘Rolls-Royce Dawn – Palm Springs Collection.’ This one-of-one collection car is the result of the creative collaboration among the teams and exquisite execution by the House of Rolls-Royce Bespoke Design Studio in Goodwood, England.
Palm Springs has always been a winter haven and year-round home to a small and rarified group of the world’s leading lights in film, music, entertainment and business. They are a highly discerning community that intimately understand luxury and seek only the finest, individual hand-made luxury goods. The ‘Rolls-Royce Dawn – Palm Spring Collection,’ elegantly celebrates the area’s status as one of the world’s most glamorous and exclusive enclaves.
The inspiration for the Arctic White exterior finish is the vastness of the desert. The sleek monochrome exterior evokes the image of a blank canvas, setting the stage for the tasteful highlight of colour within. The interior Bespoke colouring includes Arctic White with splashes of vibrant Turchese and Mandarin, engendering the sense of blossoming wildflowers set against the sands of the desert. The Dawn includes the emblematic Bespoke features that draw the world’s most discerning patrons of luxury to Rolls-Royce. A two-tone hand-sewn steering wheel in Arctic White and Turchese and interior hand stitching and piping highlights in Mandarin.
The homes of Palm Springs have long featured cutting-edge design and furniture. From the art deco designs to neo-modern, the use of wood has been a visual treat for the Palm Springs community. The ‘Dawn – Palm Springs Collection’ features full Canadel Panelling of an open pore Santos Palisander veneer, similar to what one would see on the finest designer interior furnishings and décor finishes. Set against the Arctic White and Bespoke color, the design is a true reflection of the Palm Springs lifestyle.
“Our clients view their Rolls-Royce as an extension of their style and their home, and they want that same feeling of cool, modern comfort when they commission a Bespoke motor car,” said Kelly Wolf, General Manager of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Rancho Mirage, part of the Indigo Auto Group. He added, “The sophisticated use of Bespoke colour has risen dramatically as we have seen new clients with Dawn. We hope this work can spark even more creative Bespoke commissions from our Palm Springs clientele.”