Esteemed car collector Michael Fux received his twelfth Bespoke Rolls-Royce commission on August 26, 2019 at Pebble Beach in California U.S.A. and it was another stunning reveal. Unveiled at “The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering”, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars debuted the spectacularly colorful commission, “Cullinan in Fux Orange“, marking the tenth time the brand has developed and reserved a color carrying the name of the prolific patron of Bespoke.
Unveiled by Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive of 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 color challenges ranging from exterior finishes to perfect color 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 the Rolls-Royce chief executive.
Working with the Bespoke design and color development team at Goodwood, the Home of Rolls-Royce, Mr. Fux challenged the designers to match the exterior color 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 Center. The exterior even features black Cullinan wheels and pinstripe wheel centers in the bright Bespoke “Fux Orange”.
The interior is decked in hand-crafted Arctic White leather with offsetting Orange stitching and Orange Rolls-Royce “RR” monograms on the headrests. Arctic White is carried over to the luxurious box grain leather fascia, steering wheel, control stems, and carpets. The designers brought color contrast with Fux Orange-finished fascia veneer, rear-view mirror, and lambswool floor mats. The contrast of white and color showcased the artisan craftsmanship with exacting standards for the Rolls-Royce craftspeople.
Michael Fux’s Rolls-Royce motorcars are the highlight of his collection that includes more than 150 of the world’s most unique and colorful motor cars. Arriving in the United States as 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 Center at the Miami Children’s Hospital, Mr. Fux and his wife Gloria hold multiple events each year to sustain the Center and entertain the children. His colorful collection of cars are used at the fund raisers to raise money to benefit those in need.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has dozens of colors reserved for numerous clients around the globe. Among the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars he has commissioned, Mr. Fux now “owns” ten Bespoke colors, more than any other patron of the brand. These colors can only be used by the client or only with his permission. These colors include 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), and Fux Yellow (Phantom Drophead Coupé).
Rolls-Royce’scraftspeople and designers create unique, one-of-a-kind Bespoke commissions. A Bespoke color is only one of the many hundreds of features offered for luxury collectors seeking a commission from the Home of Rolls-Royce, Goodwood.