2012 London Olympic Games torch
The gold coloured torch of tapering, triangular form, inspired by a series of 'threes' that are found in the history of the Olympic Games and the vision for the Olympic Movement of respect, excellence and friendship, the torch to the front with the official 2012 logo. The torch consists of an inner and outer aluminium alloy skin, held in place by a cast top piece and base, perforated by 8,000 circles representing the total number of torch bearer's in the London 2012 relay, designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, manufactured in collaboration by Tecosim, LPG Gas, Bullfinch and Premier Sheet Metal, made from a special aluminium alloy developed for the aerospace and automotive industry. The alloy is lightweight but strong, with excellent heat resistance. The 8,000 circles also reduce the weight of the final design without comprising strength.
Length 79.5cm, weight 800g.