Olympic Torch Wins Design of the Year Award

Design duo Barber Osgerby has taken home the top prize at the Design Museum’s Awards for their

By
Design
99 Hypes 0 Comments

Design duo Barber Osgerby has taken home the top prize at the Design Museum’s Awards for their interpretation of the Olympic Torch. Beating out stiff competitors like Foster + Partners and Mary Katrantzou, Osgerby’s design was applauded for its supremely functional, lightweight form, striking aesthetic, and the advanced technology used to create it. Crafted from aluminum alloy meant for the aerospace and automobile industries, the torch contains 8,000 small holes to indicate the number of people that will carry the beacon on its journey to the London Olympics using a new laser-cutting technology called Fire on the Fly. The esteemed panel of judges included Henrietta Thompson, culture pundits Evgeny Lebedev and Sir George Iacobescu, and Dutch designer Hella Jongerius. The award is truly a testament to Barber Osgerby’s ingenuity.

Source: Wallpaper*

Read Full Article

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

792 Users Online

What to Read Next

Drake talks third album, hints at different direction than on 'Take Care'
Music 

Drake talks third album, hints at different direction than on 'Take Care'

Last night, we reported on Drake’s conference call with MTV where he revealed upcoming

Keane - Strangeland (Album Preview)
Music 

Keane - Strangeland (Album Preview)

In anticipation of their upcoming album Strangeland, English alternative rock quartet Keane

Pantone Unveils 336 New Colors
Arts

Pantone Unveils 336 New Colors

Pantone has unveiled 336 new colors as part of its Plus Series – giving the venerable color


Bentley Debuts EXP 9 F Luxury SUV
Automotive

Bentley Debuts EXP 9 F Luxury SUV

As the Beijing Motor Show rolls on, we’re treated to another big concept announcement, this time

Incase Hammered Snap Case for iPhone 4S
Fashion

Incase Hammered Snap Case for iPhone 4S

The Incase Hammered Snap Case for iPhone 4S contains a textured and soft-coat exterior that

Acapulco Gold 2012 Spring Lookbook
Fashion

Acapulco Gold 2012 Spring Lookbook

After getting a preliminary preview, Acapulco Gold has dropped off their entire Spring 2012 line

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.