TodayApril 16, 2022

Bentley leather and wood techniques

What type of wood is used inside of a Bentley?

Bentley is known for its luxurious vehicles, the handpicked and handcrafted materials it uses in its cars. The people who build the Bentleys are artisans, a 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.

What type of leather is used inside a Bentley?

Mark Dawson is the 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.

Where does it come from?

Lou Ann Hammond

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 founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.