THE STORY BEHIND
THE ELIZABETH QUAY CAROUSEL
Experience the wonder and enjoyment of a traditional Venetian Carousel right here at Elizabeth Quay.
The Elizabeth Quay Carousel is a passion project for Rohan Milne of bespoke jewellery boutique, Rohan Jewellery, who after holidaying with his family at Spain’s La Concha Beach, was inspired to bring a similar joy to Perth.
‘Like many European cities, San Sebastian has a traditional, Venetian carousel on the boardwalk next to the main beach, La Concha. We experienced the wonder and simple enjoyment this carousel g ave to our family and countless others on that trip. It was such a hit with our young children. It got us thinking that a similar carousel would be a wonderful attraction in Perth’.
This experience ignited the beginning of a journey into the world of carousels. A Jeweller himself, Milne has spent time visiting carousels all over the world and countless hours researching each and every detail from vintage, refurbished models to brand new models. Milne decided on an Italian built, traditional Venetian Carousel crafted by the same company who built the carousel in front of the Eiffel Tower.
‘The Elizabeth Quay Carousel had to be authentic, no short cuts or cheap imitations, it simply wouldn’t have the magic and quality of the real thing. The carousel horses and venetian artwork are all hand painted. It is incredible to witness the Italian craftsmanship’.
Built in the Veneto region of Northern Italy, the Elizabeth Quay Carousel has a combination of horses and carriages with hand-painted Venetian artworks. It has been created by some of Europe’s best artisans and is set to traditional carousel music, which is sure to delight both the young and young at heart.
The overarching vision is to bring what activates areas of the world such as San Sebastian in Spain, Paris under the Eiffel Tower, Central Park and Brooklyn in New York – to Elizabeth Quay, Western Australia.
Similar to handcrafted jewellery, The Elizabeth Quay Carousel is a piece of art that will be loved and enjoyed by generations of Perth families’.