Fittingly the 2012 Olympic torch,has been awarded Design Museum’s ‘Design of the year’. Our congratulations go out to the London based pair of Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby who were given the challenging brief to design the torch. Simple, functional and elegant each torch is perforated with 8,000 holes representing everyone of the torchbearers who will carry the Olympic flame around the UK.
Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic said the torch was "a triumph of symbolism and beauty". He added that it "demonstrates how design can celebrate traditional qualities in a modern manner".