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Bentley’s Director of Design, Munich-born, self-professed Anglophile, Stefan Sielaff, has spent more than 30 years in automotive design. In this interview Stefan explains why his lifetime dream was to work for a British brand, and how he got here. What came first for you, was it design or cars? When I was a young boy I was not the classic car designer, I wasn’t sketching cars at four years old. I was more interested in doing fine arts, sculpture.  I was driving my parents crazy by working with huge marble blocks in their garage when I was 14 or 15. I was always very interested in cars but I never was able to combine these two passions, so it only started when I was doing my high school diploma – I had to ask myself what I was going to do for a living. At this time I was getting…

Bentley’s all-new and ground-breaking luxury SUV is set to be revealed to the world later this year and a name has been chosen:  Bentley Bentayga. Updated 2016, images added to showcase this latest luxury vehicle. Bentley SUV This sector-defining SUV will be able to introduce Bentley’s renowned modern British luxury to limitless destinations with an impressive combination of on and off road performance. The natural world, along with the company’s founder, inspired its name. Crowning the Northern Hemisphere, to the north of Bentley’s birthplace in England, is the dramatic beauty of the Taiga, the world’s largest transcontinental snowforest. To the south, the rugged peak of the Roque Bentayga in the subtropical Canary Islands draws attention from all directions and a challenging climb rewards with spectacular panoramic views of a rich and diverse landscape. Wolfgang Dürheimer, Chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors, comments “Bentayga is a name that reflects what we…

ARES creates unique, handcrafted, high-performance cars, ensuring that aesthetics and performance combine to provide customers with an unlimited wealth of bespoke car exterior and interior design, as well as engineering innovations ARES has brought together a highly talented team with years of experience at some of the industry’s most respected companies, including ex-Lotus Lead Designer Mihai Panaitescu and former Mercedes-Benz AMG COO Wolf Zimmermann. As Head Designer and Chief Technical Officer of the company, their combined aim is to give customers a feel-good sensation that goes beyond anything they have experienced so far. [pullquote]“In the super high-end industry, luxury car makers only go so far in terms of individuality. We are the people to talk to when it comes to taking this individuality to the next level”, states ARES CTO Wolf Zimmermann.[/pullquote] To achieve this goal, ARES uses traditional Italian handcraftsmanship along with German engineering knowledge and advanced technology from…

The British brand icon Bentley Motors gained immediate success with its first fragrance, Bentley For Men. Bentley Fragrances has now developed a fascinating additional fragrance composition as an exclusive edition: Bentley For Men Azure. A Contemporary Scent from Classic Aromas This powerfully expressive fragrance with a fresh twist is a modern creation that appeals to sporty, smart and style-conscious men. The luxurious scent was composed by Mathilde Bijaoui, who has been working for ten years at prestigious French fragrance house Mane and is one of the world’s top perfume creators. With Bentley for Men Azure, Bijaoui has created an entirely new and contemporary scent from the classic aromas of the fougère perfume family that is a stimulating and exciting fragrance experience for today’s discerning man. Subtle woody, fresh and spicy notes Bentley for Men Azure makes an immediate impact with a contemporary burst of freshness: the top note is an…

BENTLEY THE BOOK Much like the cars themselves, a stunning illustrated volume profiling the history of the Bentley brand, a name synonymous with innovation. Their 200 mph vehicles…

Bentley launches its first luxury fragrance range for men, which brings together the two world-renowned brands of the master French crystal maker Lalique and the iconic British car company. “Bentley and Lalique have a similar history. Both companies were founded almost 100 years ago. Both stand for craftsmanship and tradition, but also for luxury, lifestyle and innovation. To create a fragrance together is to capture the essence of our skills and our vision in a bottle,” says Silvio Denz, CEO of Lalique. ‘Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition’ The collaboration between Bentley and Art & Fragrance, owner of Lalique, creates the bespoke ‘Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition’, an impressive crystal flacon with the legendary ‘Flying B’ Bentley mascot. Finely wrought in gleaming crystal, the dynamic styling of its wings epitomises timeless beauty. Daniele Ceccomori, Bentley Designer, says: “The crystal edition is a masterpiece of craftsmanship, reflecting the unrivalled luxury and elegant…