A world of veneers
One of the most striking features of a Bentley interior is the ring of veneer that encircles the cabin. To create a sense of symmetry, Bentley’s craftspeople use a process called mirror-matching, which involves joining sheets of veneer that came from the same section of a single tree. The result is a continuous grain pattern that surrounds the driver and passengers.
Today, Bentley offers veneers from trees that grow all over the world. From the rich, smoky grain of Dark Stained Burr Walnut to bespoke choices including paler, straight grain species, every panel is cured for 72 hours, then sanded and lacquered five times to bring its natural beauty to life.