Olympic torch wins design award

  • The London Olympic torch designed by Oxford Brookes alumni Jay Osgerby has won the prestigious Design of the Year award 2012.

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    Jay Osgerby with the Olympic Torch

    The torch was conceived by Jay and his creative partner Edward Barber, who run the London design studio Barber Osgerby.

    The torch, which is made out of perforated aluminium, was one of 89 entries and they was announced as the winner at an awards ceremony at London's Design Museum, which organises the annual event.

    Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic praised the torch for its symbolism and beauty.

    The Olympic torch relay will run for 70 days ahead of the London 2012 Olympics and cover much of mainland Britain as well as parts of Northern Ireland and Scottish islands.

    The 2012 Olympic Torch, along with the other shortlisted designs, is on display at the Design Museum until 4 July.