For the first time anywhere in the world, Bentley buyers can access the sheer beauty and texture of real stone veneer on their Continental and Flying Spur marques.
This innovative interior finish utilises the state-of-the-art stone veneer technology of Richter India to make a luxurious, contemporary feature of a natural product formed over 200 million years.
NanoStone stone is sustainably sourced from hand-selected quarries in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh, India – a nation with an ancient and rich culture of stone masonry. The sections of stone are split from larger pieces and cured using glass fibre and a bespoke resin. Finally, they are shaped and hand finished by Bentley’s world-renowned Mulliner coachbuilding team at the company’s headquarters in Crewe, England.
The stone surfaces of the NanoStone veneers are just 0.1 mm thick, meaning that they are extremely light and translucent, allowing the elegant grain and pattern in the stone to be visible to the interior occupants.
Geoff Dowding, Director of Mulliner Operations, comments: “Stone veneers are another first for Bentley – but only the beginning of what we plan to do with this luxurious and unique material.”
Mulliner is now offering Stone Veneers in a natural finish, in four different colours on Continental and Flying Spur: Galaxy, Autumn White, Terra Red and Copper. As with any bespoke feature, customers that are interested in Stone Veneers can get in touch with Mulliner’s bespoke team who will work with each individual to discuss their unique requirements.
Exclusively available in the UK and Ireland from Natural Stone Veneer Limited, NanoStone is quite simply the world’s thinnest real stone; a genuine innovation with a total thickness of only 0.3 mm.
As light as a feather to handle, install and in use, NanoStone can be thermo-formed, three-dimensionally formed or wrapped. It will also conform to a radius as small as 2mm.
NanoStone is available in 12 spectacular colours.