Award Winning Poet LionHeart takes a poetic journey through Bentley Home


The Poet

Rhael Cape, otherwise known as ‘LionHeart’ is an award-winning British poet and spoken word artist who has inspired readers with his candid coverage of mental health, emotional vulnerability and masculinity. Highly creative by nature, LionHeart is a self-professed architecture aficionado and was awarded an honorary fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2020.

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The Poem

LionHeart’s poem ‘Bentley Home: An Exhibition of Design, Made for You.’ takes a journey in to the world of Bentley Home, Bentley’s award winning collection of furniture and home accessories. The range combines Bentley craftsmanship and materials with exacting design, inspired by the motifs and shapes found throughout our cars. This follows the 2021 poem ‘The (Subliminal) Meaning of Craftsmanship’ which demonstrated his appreciation for Bentley vehicle design.

The film features the recently opened Bentley Home Atelier located at 36, Corso Venezia, Milan. The Atelier sits within the colonnaded courtyard of the late 19th century Palazzo Chiesa, amid the charming cross-vaults and immense stone staircase. The unique Atelier represents the essence of the Bentley Home lifestyle: a space where luxury and customisation take shape, amidst the finest materials.

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The Inspiration

LionHeart shared what was the inspiration that led him when writing about Bentley Home: “I'm always inspired by intentionality, and the ability to put that quality of thought and specialism into what appears to be a seamless demonstration of aligned design. That motivates my writing, when something is that well put together it seduces my poetic penmanship, to create.

I'm enamoured by how the craftsmen use their hands, it's almost impossible to know the meticulous BTS stages that bring it all together. I love the fine details of craftsmanship, it grabs a hold of me in such a captivating way. Bentley Home gave me that feeling, delivered in what seems to be... with effortless lasting effect.”

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