Car collector Michael Fux has received his 12th Bespoke Rolls-Royce commission.
Unveiled at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars debuted the spectacularly colourful commission Cullinan in Fux Orange, marking the 10th time the brand has developed and reserved a colour carrying the name of the prolific patron of Bespoke.
Unveiled by Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, the commission was the highlight of the Rolls-Royce celebration at The Quail and Monterey Car Week, one of the hallmark annual gatherings for global luxury collectors worldwide.
“Michael is a true patron of our Rolls-Royce Bespoke artistry. He has continually brought us colour challenges ranging from exterior finishes to perfect colour matching for a variety of materials throughout his creations. For more than a decade, my team has never failed to deliver for him and the brand. He has created a collection of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars that will grace the lawn of Pebble Beach and Concours around the world for the next century, said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Working with the Bespoke design and colour development team at the Home of Rolls-Royce, Goodwood, Mr. Fux challenged the designers to match the exterior colour to a vibrant orange ladies wrap that caught his eye in South Florida.
He purchased the wrap and had it delivered to the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective. Working together for nearly a year, the teams delivered the perfect surface application of more than seven layers of finish polished by hand for multiple hours in the Surface Finish Centre. The exterior even features black Cullinan wheels and pinstripe wheel centres in the bright ‘Fux Orange.’
The interior is decked in hand-crafted Arctic White leather with offsetting Orange stitching and Orange Rolls-Royce ‘RRs’ on the headrests. Arctic White is carried over to the luxurious box grain leather fascia, steering wheel control stems and carpets.
The designers brought colour contrast with ‘Fux Orange’ finished fascia veneer, rear-view mirror and lambswool floor mats. The contrast of white and colour showcased the artisanship with exacting standards for the Rolls-Royce craftspeople.
Mr. Fux’s Rolls-Royce cars are the highlight of his collection including more than 150 of the world’s most unique and colourful motor cars. Arriving in the United States a young Cuban immigrant, Mr. Fux built a series of successful businesses in the bedding and linen industry. Today, he strives to give something back to the communities he has worked in.
Since establishing The Michael Fux Foundation in 2006, he has donated millions of dollars to enrich the lives of children stricken with serious illnesses. In addition to building the Fux Family Centre at the Miami Children’s Hospital, Mr. Fux and his wife Gloria hold multiple events each year to sustain the Centre and entertain the children. The colourful collection of cars are used at fundraisers to raise money to benefit those in need.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has dozens of colours reserved for numerous clients around the globe. Among the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars he has commissioned, Mr. Fux now ‘owns’ ten Bespoke colours, more than any other patron of the brand.
These colours can only be used by, or with, the permission of the client.
- Fux Orange (Cullinan)
- Fux Fuxia Pearl (Phantom)
- Fux Fuxia (Dawn)
- Fux Blue Candy (Dawn)
- Fux Intense Jade Pearl (Phantom)
- Fux Aequus Green Jade Pearl (Wraith)
- Fux White (Ghost)
- Fux Purple Candy (Phantom Drophead Coupé)
- Fux Red Candy (Phantom Drophead Coupé)
- Fux Yellow (Phantom Drophead Coupé)
Rolls-Royce’s craftspeople and designers create unique, one-of-a-kind Bespoke commissions. A Bespoke colour is only one of the many hundreds of features offered for luxury collectors seeking a commission from the Home of Rolls-Royce, Goodwood.