Ryder Cup 2010 - International Pavilion seating

Autumn 2010 saw the Celtic Manor, Newport as the focal point of worldwide golfing interest. All eyes were on south east Wales as it hosted the 2010 Ryder Cup.

We were contacted only 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the event by a new client. We met them at their offices and discussed their concepts for seating to go into the International Pavillion (see below for some of their planning drawings) With our experience and understanding, the concepts developed quickly into a workable design. The seating featured fabric backs in 100% Xtreme FR polyester, which has a wool like appearance, paired with a synthetic leather look seat base. The client designer 360 Creative Event Services (www.360ces.com) working on behalf of the PGA Ryder Cup European Tour felt that neutral colours would work best for the scheme and so a coffee coloured fabric was selected with a chocolate brown seat.

Initial client planning drawings

ryder cup client line drawing

The seating is finished with a tough laminate wood grain effect product on the kick-plinth and rebated in the side detail and across the top, which also matches the table tops (shown below). We turned around a working sample within 5 days to the exact dimensions and concept that had been briefed, which the client approved.

Working sample supplied within 5 days

Sample seating and finish detail
Half of the units would now be finished with a black fabric back and cream coloured seats.  In total the order comprised 60 identical 1500mm diameter quarter circle units which when grouped together in threes would create 20 separate 270 degree circular seating arrangements with a 1200mm diameter pedestal table in the centre.

In short, we pulled out all the stops (to our usual high standards) for the next three weeks, to successfully meet the target delivery of the 16th September.

seating in 2010 Ryder Cup International Pavilion

seating in 2010 Ryder Cup International Pavilion