G8 beach chair auctioned for 1 million euros

16th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

16 November 2007, Berlin - The outside blue-and-white wickerwork beach chair in which G8 leaders posed in the German seaside resort of Heiligendamm in June has secured the sum of 1 million euros (1.47 million dollars) after being auctioned for charity.

16 November 2007

Berlin - The outside blue-and-white wickerwork beach chair in which G8 leaders posed in the German seaside resort of Heiligendamm in June has secured the sum of 1 million euros (1.47 million dollars) after being auctioned for charity.

The new owner is Reinfried Pohl, founder of an investment consultant firm in Frankfurt, the mass-circulation Bild newspaper reported on its online edition Thursday.

The beneficiary is the charity Ein Herz fuer Kinder - A Heart for Children.

The beach chair, measuring 6.5 by 2.2 metres, was made in Germany's oldest factory still manufacturing the traditional chairs that are a common feature along the beaches of the Baltic coastline.

The factory, based in Heringsdorf on the island of Usedom, used more than two kilometres of wicker, 35 square metres of blue-and- white cloth and a cubic metre of wood to make a chair big enough for the world's eight most powerful politicians.

The standard chair is built to take two people.

DPA

Subject: German news

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