Archive | November, 2011

Chameleon Chair Awarded U.S. Patent

17. November 2011



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LOS ANGELES, CA (November 15, 2011) – Chameleon Chairs LLC, dba Chameleon Chair® Collection, a market leader in chair design and manufacturing for the special events industry, today announced that it has been issued U.S. Patent No. 8,047,607 B1 for its Modular Stackable Furniture Systems. The Patent protects the structure of Chameleon’s iconic and novel Chameleon Chair Collection, as well as the unique way in which Chameleon Chairs stack on top of each other for ease of storage and transport.

The signature Chameleon Chair Collection has been the chair design of choice for prestigious events such as the Academy Awards® Governor’s Ball, the Emmys and Grammys, Hollywood premieres, and major Las Vegas events at the Bellagio, Wynn Las Vegas, Venetian, Mandalay Bay, Caesar’s Palace, and MGM Grand, among other prominent venues. Chameleon Chairs are also regularly used at corporate events, fundraisers, weddings, and other private social events. The Chameleon is a remarkably versatile stacking chair that is recognized for its distinctive style and beauty, as well as being one of the most comfortable event chairs on the market. The company’s innovative and moderately priced seating is ideal for the varied needs of the special events industry.

Chameleon Chairs are made in the USA and provide the consumer with a highly durable product of exceptional structural integrity and quality. Chameleon Chairs are eco-friendly as they are made of steel, the earth’s #1 most recyclable material. Chameleon also offers a custom dolly that is designed to efficiently store and transport 36 chairs and cushions, conserving both space and fuel.

“The awarding of this U.S. patent is a landmark moment for our organization,” said Jerry Smolar, President and CEO of Chameleon Chairs LLC. “The Chameleon Chair is an iconic product in the special events industry and is recognized for its distinctive shape and silhouette. We are pleased that our chair now enjoys full protection under United States laws and that the Patent Office has recognized the uniqueness of our collection, which took many years to create and perfect.”

Chameleon Chair has an exclusive distribution alliance with Classic Party Rentals, the nation’s leading full service event rental company, whereby Classic handles the management and operations of Chameleon’s rental business throughout the United States. Under this agreement, which was established in 2007 and expanded in 2009, Classic has the exclusive rights to rent Chameleon Chair products in each of its markets. Chameleon continues to operate as an independent company, with its primary focus on the design, manufacture and sale of its proprietary products.

Upon learning of the issuance of the patent, Pedro F. Mata, President and CEO of Classic Party Rentals commented: “We are pleased to hear that Chameleon has received this significant recognition by the U.S. Patent Office. Our partnership in the rental business is an important one to both of our companies and we look forward to continuing to grow our businesses together.”

Chameleon also sells its products directly to a variety of venues, hotels, banquet facilities, restaurants, country clubs, and rental companies in select markets, and for residential use. The awarding of this U.S. patent only further solidifies the company’s leadership in the industry and underscores that Chameleon will vigorously protect its intellectual property rights as it relates to its proprietary products.

For more information about the Chameleon Chair Collection, please visit or call (310) 787-9200.

About Chameleon Chairs LLC

Chameleon Chairs LLC is a respected designer, manufacturer, and vendor of versatile stacking chairs created to meet the ever-changing demands of the special events market. The Company does business as the “Chameleon Chair® Collection” and manufactures its proprietary products including its most recognized offering, the Chameleon Chair®. Chameleon has filed for patents covering its new products and rental methods, including its transportation system. On November 1, 2011, the United States Patent Office issued U.S. Patent No. 8,047,607 B1 which protects the structure of Chameleon’s iconic and novel Chameleon Chair Collection. The Company has also received federal trademark registration for the names “Chameleon Chair” and “Chameleon Chair Collection.”

November Raves

16. November 2011


“On behalf of everyone working so hard to make Gateway to Hope a success, we greatly appreciate your involvement in our second annual KaleidoHOPE: Hopeus Pocus gala held on November 19, 2011 at the Palladium Saint Louis.
The funds we raise are critical to the success of the Gateway to Hope Program. Since inception in 2005, we have arranged care and treatment for more than 260 breast cancer patients who are uninsured and do not qualify for government funded programs. Through a network of more than 150 partners and providers Gateway to Hope patients receive comprehensive high quality care at no cost. To date, we have arranged care for more patients in 2010 than we assisted in all of 2009.
Maggie, thank you for helping to ensure a most successful event. Your participation played an important role as we continue our lifesaving mission and make a difference in the lives of so many breast cancer patients who might not otherwise receive much needed care.”

KaleidoHOPE: Hopeus Pocus, November 19, 2011

“I have just returned from our Honey Moon and I wanted to thank you for an amazing wedding. It was absolutely amazing. You and Melody did a great job. You relived all my stress and made my day perfect. Obviously there was some snafu on our end but it all turned out okay.

I also want to thank you both for helping my in-laws load everything back into their cars. They were very appreciative.”

Wedding & Reception, November 2011


I just wanted to drop you a quick note thanking you for everything last night. We haven’t had our official de-briefing, but everything I heard and saw last night was absolutely positive.

Everyone was very impressed with the space. A lot of people there last night haven’t been to the Palladium before, so this was their first time. One person commented to me that he thought this event appeared more upscale than anything VCR has done in the past.

The only glitch from the facility standpoint was when the AV person let out video sound when someone was speaking. Otherwise, the AV went smoothly. The food and facilities all were good. The facility definitely has a ‘coolness’ factor.

Throughout the project, you’ve been a pleasure to work with!  Hopefully we will have the opportunity again soon.


 Vision for Children, November 15, 2011

“In all the busy of wrapping up the event, I didn’t get a chance to tell you how great it was working with you and your team. You made the entire process so easy and seamless. Thank you! It was a real pleasure.”

Grace Hill Settlement House Gala, November 12, 2011

“These are just a few of the comments I heard from our guests at Maggie and Chris’ wedding Friday night.  Everything was perfect….down to the smallest detail.  We can’t thank you enough for all your efforts in making this such a special evening for our family & friends.  When I pulled up to the Palladium and saw the pink lights highlighting the building, I just knew it was going to be wonderful night!

The decorations, the lighting, the FOOD (yum!!!!), the sound….it was just perfect.   People at work today have asked, “How did it go?”, and I’ve responded, “It was all that we could have wished for and MORE!”

Maggie, I am in awe of your organizational and managerial skills.  I don’t know how you managed to pay attention to all those different pieces and pull it all together seamlessly, but we are all very, very impressed.  If I didn’t know better I would say you even arranged for the beautiful weather!  Also, thanks for helping me get the fireworks organized—it’s because of you that Maggie & Chris’ evening was magical!  I can’t believe you remembered about the “to-go” food package for Maggie & Chris.  I handed it to them right before they left in the getaway car—I thought Chris was going to dig in right there!  He said, “Oh wow!  I just realized I’m so hungry!”  (He’s always hungry! Ha!)

I also want to give a special shout-out to all the Palladium personnel who took such good care of all of us throughout the evening.  Many, many, many guests commented on the attentiveness of the staff and how they were so helpful and friendly.  I couldn’t even count how many servers, etc. there were—they just appeared every time I even thought about something.  I especially appreciate all the attention they gave to the bridal party—helping to get them drinks, etc.  I would like to make sure they get a tip to let them know how much we appreciate all their effort.  How can I make that happen?

I know we need to “settle up”—let me know what I need to do.   Thanks again!

Jody Hartwig”

Wedding & Reception, November 2011

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