Bentley craftsman demonstrate leather and wood techniques on Driving the Nation

Bentley is known for it’s luxurious vehicles, the handpicked and handcrafted materials it uses in it’s cars. The people who build the Bentleys are artisans, craftsman at the top of the ladder. Mark Dawson and Paul Fischer talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, about the leather and wood used in the Bentley new flying spur.

Mark Dawson is the a leather master in the leather and trim shop at Bentley’s Crewe headquarters. He showed me a complicated decorative cross stitch that is an option on a Bentley.

Paul Fischer is an associate craftsman for Bentley in the wood department. Fischer shows me the different types of wood and how he lays them together to create an option that is requested quite often in a Bentley.

What type of wood is used inside of a Bentley? Where does it come from?

What type of leather is used inside a Bentley?

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.