Olympic designers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

London 2012 Olympic cauldron designer Thomas Heatherwick and Olympic torch designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Thomas Heatherwick's Olympic Cauldron

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Thomas Heatherwick’s Olympic Cauldron

Heatherwick, whose cauldron design were kept top secret until it was unveiled at the end of the Olympic opening ceremony on 27 July 2012, has been awarded a CBE.

Barber and Osgerby, whose consultancy created the Olympic Torch that travelled the UK in the run-up to the Olympics, both receive OBEs.

All have been recognised for services to the design industry.

The Barber Osgerby-designed Olympic Torch

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The Barber Osgerby-designed Olympic Torch

Meanwhile sculptor Anish Kapoor, who created the ArcelorMittal Orbit installation in the Olympic Park with Cecil Balmond, has been given a knighthood.

And a non-Olympic design honour goes to Graven Images co-founder Janice Kirkpatrick, who receives an OBE for services to graphic design.

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