Published on March 13th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair0
Philippe Starck Designed and Made Bentley’s Power Dock
Bentley has collaborated with the renowned creator, Philippe Starck, to create a unique and intelligent recharging unit concept for Bentayga Hybrid customers – the Bentley by Starck Power Dock.
The statement piece with its clean and refined design is conceived with the highest attention to detail from both Bentley and Starck, using sustainable and technological materials. The elegant surround is formed from pressed eco-linen with bio-sourced thermosetting resin, while the domed frontage is fashioned using a hot-pressure aluminium casting.
Starck’s Power Dock concept – with its tactile surfaces and inviting aesthetic – will encourage Bentayga Hybrid customers to plug-in whenever they are at home, thus ensuring each journey begins with the maximum electric-only range.
It is designed to keep charging cables neat and safe at home. Furthermore, it brings a sophisticated and timeless touch to the act of hybrid recharging, acting as a functional piece of art that will enhance any home.
Maximum Intelligence, Minimum Materiality
Throughout his career, Starck has demonstrated a unique and rebellious approach to product design, and an unrivalled attention to detail that has made him one of the most revered creators of his generation.
Starck is one of the most revered creators of his generation and is responsible for many iconic designs. From everyday products such as furniture and lemon squeezers, to revolutionary mega-yachts, hotels and restaurants that aspire to be wondrous, stimulating and intensely vibrant places – Starck never ceases to push the boundaries and criteria of contemporary design.
He has also consistently demonstrated an environmental ethos, always conscious of the materials he uses and their impact on the world around him. All of this made him the perfect partner for Bentley and the Bentayga Hybrid.
For example, he has designed ecologically progressive wooden houses powered by wind and solar power; revolutionary wind turbines designed for domestic use; and electric cars, bikes and bicycles.