An eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920s, and flourished internationally throughout in the 1930s and into the WW II era, Art Deco, as a style of art was most known for its mathematical geometric shapes, strong colors, zigzags and bold outlines. The style actually influenced almost all areas of design as well as visual arts, and at its very best, represented elegance, glamour, functionality, and modernity. Now, taking inspiration from this 20th Century’s most defining, glamorous, and exciting design movement, Britain’s Rolls-Royce Motor Cars proudly presents a selection of Phantom and Ghost family cars that celebrates the iconic Art Deco era. And, to pay homage to the 1925 Paris Exhibition or Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes that originally gave the movement its name ‘art deco’, Rolls-Royce unveiled the highly bespoke Phantom Drophead Coupé, Phantom Saloon and Ghost models at the Paris Motor Show 2012.
These three art deco-inspired models come finished in period-correct color schemes and boasts details including mother of pearl and silver inlays and ornamental glassware.
With Art Deco-style geometric coachline pattern, Phantom Saloon boasts black and arctic white interior which hints at the movement’s visual language.
Further, high fashioned stainless steel inlays in door cappings, rear picnic table and telephone drawer evokes the decorative style of the era.
The elegant simplicity of Ghost is presented in two-tone, jubilee silver atop cobalto blue.
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé
And, the Phantom Drophead Coupé finished in resplendent mother of pearl inlays gracefully completes the show line-up.
Marking the launch of special collection of art deco-inspired cars, the automaker will also host a champagne reception on its stand at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, where you will also get to preview the design study of the McLaren P1, an ultimate supercar.
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