For wives and children and holidaymakers across the world, a gift bearing the prancing Ferrari horse or Lamborghini’s fighting bull can be a great last-minute present. Unfortunately, most of these gifts tend to be in the form of keyrings, which are undoubtedly useful, though not if you have ten.
Crewe-based car manufacturer Bentley has recognised this niche, and has come up with a solution, launching its own line of products bearing the iconic winged emblem. The difference between it and Ferrari – which tends to be involved with products such as shoes and watches – is that the new product line is a luxury furniture range, designed alongside Luxury Living Group, leading Italian-based furniture makers.
Some of you will be currently considering purchasing an item or two – after all, it’s a prestigious brand, and wouldn’t having a Bentley-branded couch really one-up the neighbours?
Unfortunately, for some of the asking prices you could actually buy a decent car. Take the Richmond Bed, for example, all comfort and style, available for just £15,140. Or the steel-framed sideboard which clocks in at a reasonable £22,410. Just to clarify, a new Audi A1 starts around £14,000, as does a new Ford Focus. Perhaps Bentley accept trade-ins?
Clearly there’s a certain segment of society being targeted here, which is fair enough, considering the cars themselves are none too cheap, and everyone understands that Bentley isn’t a budget brand. So, if you’re looking for a present for the petrolhead in your life, and even the £50 leather iPhone cover, or the £59 leather car key case is a little too much, you could always buy a couch from Ikea, and simply sew the badge on yourself. With modern design, few would probably know the difference.