We could so use some comfy chairs, and if BMW/Rolls Royce wants to make the Jalopnik Team each a chair for us to use while we sit at our computers, and in the spirit of cross-branding between the erstwhile units of Rolls-Royce, the BMW division and the builder of marine turbines and aero engines would so be our newest bestest friend. We're fairly certain Captain Bob Cooling of the HMS Illustrious, the Royal Navy's flagship, is having some nice thoughts about the makers of his boat's new captain's chair. At least he knew he was getting a quality booty-holder, as his butt's been carried around for the past few years on the four Rolls-Royce Olympus gas turbines powering his dinghy.
What does it for us is Rolls' description of the chair:
The chair, which is appropriately finished in the finest navy blue leather with sea shell-coloured piping, was handcrafted by Rolls-Royce engineers and craftspeople at the company s world headquarters in Goodwood. It is based on the front seat originally designed for the best-selling Rolls-Royce Phantom and has been specially adapted for its sea-faring role.
The interlinked Rolls-Royce monogram is embroidered on both sides of the headrest and specially modified arm-rests have been fitted. The seat has been engineered to allow a full range of electrical adjustment to ensure optimum comfort at all times. A wood veneered table features in the rear of the chair and a plaque has also been fitted to mark the occasion.
Like we were saying, we so need to get some of that action.
Rolls Royce Press Releases [Rolls Royce UK]
Rolls Royce to Celebrate Phantom Anniversary with Limited Edition [internal]