Bentley’s Sielaff adds Mulliner role

01 August 2017 | by Chris Maillard

Bentley’s Director of Design, Stefan Sielaff, has been handed responsibility for the firm’s bespoke division, Mulliner, in addition to continuing in his role with its parent company.

The old-established coachbuilding outfit, which can trace its history back almost 500 years, is best known for its classic coupés and limousines of the 1940s and 50s, and has been part of Bentley since 1959. More recently it has been turning out a series of one-off and limited edition vehicles with painstakingly crafted details and sumptuous interiors. A few examples, including the Bentayga Fly Fishing, the Breitling Jet Team edition and the yacht-inspired GT Convertible Galane, are in the gallery at right.

“The possibilities with Mulliner are essentially endless,” said Sielaff. “There is nothing our skilled coachbuilders cannot achieve. I want to explore more one-off, bespoke vehicles where the only limitation is the imagination of the customer. Design and personal commissioning will go hand-in-hand and when that is the case, extraordinary things happen.”

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