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Melbourne’s Ramler Furniture design VIP chair for the Queen

Melbourne’s Ramler Furniture design VIP chair for the Queen

Ramler Furniture, the Melbourne-based leader in the Australian furniture industry, announced today their Ramler Classic Tub Chair has been selected to be used in the VIP box for the Queen at the MCG during the Games.

The chair was selected by the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games from a range of contemporary chair styles for the VIP box based on its design and comfort. The chairs are manufactured using high quality timber legs with steel inner construction and cold cured, high density polyurethane foam cushioning.

The chairs are manufactured by Ramler in Melbourne using 100% pure new Australian wool upholstery. The embroidery is being done by a local Cheltenham family firm.

All 48 chairs in the VIP Box are identical and most carry the M2006 logo. The Royal family will use the same chairs which will be distinguished by the use of their royal ciphers in lieu of the M2006 logo. The royal ciphers will be used on chairs for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and Prince Edward.

The colour was selected from the M2006 palette. The Blue was chosen to enable the various embossing to contrast sharply. Ramler has also designed matching side tables produced from solid Victorian Ash Timbers.

Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Corporation Chairman, Mr Ronald J Walker, welcomed Ramler Furniture’s involvement with the Games.

“We’re delighted with the exceptional chairs Ramler Furniture has designed for our VIP guests during the Games. I am sure Queen Elizabeth II will be seated in comfort for the Opening Ceremony at the MCG and Ramler’s award-winning expertise and outstanding history in large-scale, international events will stand us in great stead for the biggest sporting and cultural event Melbourne has ever hosted”, Mr Walker said.

The chairs and tables will be completed in time for the Opening Ceremony.

Ramler has also produced chairs and tables for the IOC Tribune of Honour (VIP Box) at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Appointed to deliver and install furniture throughout the Athletes Village in Parkville, the International Broadcast Centre and at various venue sites throughout Melbourne, Ramler also plans to provide their unique range of environmentally friendly cardboard furniture to fulfill other Games’ requirements.

Boasting a strong heritage of association with high-profile, large-scale international events, Ramler has successfully facilitated the provision of furniture for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, receiving the AIPM 2001 Project Management Achievement Award for this work.

Paul Ramler, CEO Ramler Furniture, believes the company’s experience, dedicated team and recent success in both Athens and Sydney, attributed to their selection as the sole furniture provider for Melbourne’s highly anticipated sporting spectacular.

“This prestigious project will once again provide us with the opportunity to demonstrate our abilities to successfully manage large, multi-site projects to a world-class standard,” said Ramler.

Ramler Furniture has completed many landmark projects around Australia, including recent installations at Westfield Bondi Junction, Sydney Exhibition and Convention Centre, the MCG – Northern Stand and the Perth Convention Centre.

The Games will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness 4500 elite athletes from 71 nations taking part in the XVIII Commonwealth Games to be held from 15-26 March 2006.

Publication: Melbourne 2006​​ Commonwealth Games Website


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