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Kensington Design Olympic Chairs

It’s all about colour this Summer.

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Did you know the Olympic rings are made up of five interlocking rings, coloured blue, yellow, black, green, and red on a white background. I’m sure you do. However do you know what they represent?

The rings represent 5 world continents, Africa, Asia, America, Europe and Oceania. The symbol was originally designed in 1912 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, co-founder of the modern Olympic Games. According to Coubertin, the ring colours with the white background stand for those colours that appeared on all the national flags that competed in the Olympic games at that time.

The six colours [including the flag’s white background] combined in this way reproduce the colours of every country without exception. The blue and yellow of Sweden, the blue and white of Greece, the tri-colours of France and Serbia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, America, Germany, Belgium, Italy, and Hungary, and the yellow and red of Spain, are placed together with the innovations of Brazil or Australia, with old Japan, and with new China. Here is truly an international symbol to keep us stronger, together. A much needed beacon of hope.

We themed our latest shop display of Farrow & Ball, bestselling painted chairs around the Olympics.

Check out this fun, little Instagram video for a little bit of Rio in your home. Which one wins your gold medal?