barberosgerby to design 2012 olympic torch image courtesy of barber osgerby




london-based barberosgerby (edward barber and jay osgerby) have been appointed to design the olympic and paralympic torches for the london 2012 olympic games. the duo’s design will enable 8,000 torchbearers to carry the olympic flame around the UK during the 70-day relay next year. the barber and osgerby are also working on design aspects for the paralympic torch relay. the design for the london 2012 olympic torch is set to go public in june of this year.

barberosgerby olympic torch designboom past olympic torches starting clockwise from far left: 2010 (vancouver, canada); 2008 (beijing, china); 2006 (torino, italy); 1968 (mexico city, mexico); 2000 (sydney, australia): 1998 (nagano, japan); 1968 (grenoble, france)

barberosgerby to design 2012 olympic torch one of barberosgerby’s recent large-scale projects was in collaboration with sony entitled ‘contemplating monolithic design’ first presented at the milan furniture fair 2010. to view our article on the show click here.




check our previous designboom article on architect thomas heatherwick who is designing the 2012 london olympic cauldron here.