BENTLEY CREATES LIMITED EDITION DRIVING GLOVE WITH DESIGN STUDIO FORESTALGIA TO MARK 20 YEARS OF THE CONTINENTAL GT
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BENTLEY CREATES LIMITED EDITION DRIVING GLOVE WITH DESIGN STUDIO FORESTALGIA TO MARK 20 YEARS OF THE CONTINENTAL GT

24/10/23Lifestyle
  • An ultra-limited edition driving glove to mark 20 years of the Continental GT, the car that has defined the modern era of Bentley Motors
  • Only a limited run of gloves will be made – an exclusive project between Bentley Motors and Forestalgia, a London based design studio founded by Emmanuel Lawal, which takes inspiration from the ‘past and the future’ 
  • Design inspired by the Continental GT - each glove is ‘a handmade work of art’ reimagined in the UK using surplus leathers and recycled materials from the iconic Bentley Motors Factory in Crewe

(Crewe, 24th October 2023) To celebrate 20 years of the Continental GT, Bentley Motors has collaborated with London design studio Forestaliga to create an ultra-limited edition driving glove inspired by the craftsmanship and design of the ultimate grand touring car using its own surplus leathers.

Designed by Emmanuel Lawal, a global creative and founder of studio Forestalgia the gloves merge archival design with contemporary fashion. Lawal worked alongside the product engineering studio Areté to bring the GT’s rich history to life. 

The craftsmanship on Forestalgia’s glove design mirrors the essence of the Bentley GT and features a two colour palette of Black Crystal and Racing Green, which references Bentley GT’s optional interior. Each glove features the Bentley and Forestalgia logos, double stitched reinforced protective panelling, hand rolled leather edges and varying ergonomic perforations. All materialised with an exquisite finishing, crucial to the Bentley Continental GT – just as it always has been. 

The leather that encases the Bentley GT steering wheel, cannot be adequately stitched into place by machine. Bentley’s craftspeople in Crewe mark the leather with an ordinary kitchen fork before proceeding to stitch, resulting in perfectly placed markers. This technique was also adopted for each Forestalgia driving glove, which took over 4 weeks to make by hand.

The gloves will now be on display at the home of Bentley Motors and gifted as a collector's item. 

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Notes to Editors

About Forestalgia
Forestalgia is a London-based design studio committed to creating unique products while curating activations with the objective to communicate and connect common values between global communities. Founded on the idea of conscious collaboration; Forestalgia takes from yesterday, creates today and imagines tomorrow using recycled and all round sustainably sourced material throughout all product offerings.

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