This week saw the unveiling of the London 2012 Olympic Torch at the Triennale di Milano. The torch has been designed by London-based designers Edward Barber (pictured left) and Jay Osgerby (pictured right), who were awarded the prestigious honour after a competitive tender run by LOCOG and the Design Council.
Barber and Osgerby are an internationally acclaimed design duo who founded the Barber Osgerby studio in 1996 after graduating with Master’s degrees in Architecture from The Royal College of Art in London.
The Torch is created using aluminium alloy and perforated by 8,000 circles, making it possible to see the inner workings of the torch. The circles represent the 8,000 torchbearers who will carry the Olympic Flame across the UK.
The Olympic Torch Relay starts on 19 May 2012.
Picture courtesy of Marcus Tondo.