Charlwood Design was selected to design the 2006 Commonwealth games Queen’s Baton which was used to carry the Queen’s message by thousands of runners from Buckingham Palace to Melbourne, passing through 71 Commonwealth countries. 71 lights on the front of the baton represented nations of the Commonwealth that the baton visited on its journey to the games.
It featured world first digital and communication technology and a distinctively modern look, with the tension and form of its slender frame reminiscent of an athlete’s body. Charlwood conceived the theme of the relay, designed the baton, supplied the technology and managed the manufacture. It was a complete ‘turnkey system’, and ran for a year flawlessly.
To find out more about the Queen’s baton relay please visit the official website of the 2006 Commonwealth games.