The hawk on the roof of a Wraith is the most detailed embroidery in the history of Rolls-Royce.
The Rolls-Royce Bespoke customization department has just created the most complex embroidered leather motif in its history. It is a peregrine falcon, the world's fastest bird, appearing on the light blue roof sky of a Wraith.
We can see the raptor moving between clouds. The animal is extremely detailed. The drawing has required more than a month of development and consists of nearly 250,000 points.
Difficulty and technicality
Josh Lile, head of the Rolls-Royce embroidery team: explains: The design required hours of observation of the peregrine falcon; we had to understand the musculature, the movement, the shading of the feathers. We wanted the bird to adopt an alert and predatory stance. We have created several iterations of embroidery; the direction, width and spacing of the seams have a significant impact on the final image. We knowingly gave shape to the beak and turned the eye to create a feeling of aggression. (…) Technically, it is exceptionally difficult to embroider such a density of points on leather. Embroidery generates stress and tension on the leather that physically creates a wave on the material, which, of course, is unacceptable in a Rolls-Royce. "
To accompany the illustration of the roof sky, other motifs representing peregrine falcon wings are present in places, such as on the sides of the car or between the rear seats. Rolls-Royce did not indicate the cost of this tailor-made treatment.
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