Thursday, June 9, 2011
So it may not look like our Vancouver 2010 Olympic torch which everyone fittingly compared to a giant joint but the unveiling of London's 2012 new torch didn't disappoint. The sleek gold perforated tube was created by British industrial and furniture designers BarberOsgerby and much like the rest of their work, it is seemingly uncomplicated but quite sophisticated. The 8000 holes on the torch represent the 8000 people that will be carrying it and also dissipates the heat. It is lighter than previous torches which the torch bearers will no doubt be thankful for and the three sides apparently represent the three official values of the Olympics. Sexy and more straight forward than torches of the past, this gold sparkler will definitely be memorable.