Brockley designer wins UK's top design prize for Olympic torch

Brockley designer Jay Osgerby has won UK design's most prestigious prize - Design of the Year - for his work to create the London 2012 Olympic Torch.

Osgerby and partner Edward Barber's design was unveiled by Olympic organisers LOCOG last year and the team were presented with the award by the Design Museum earlier this week. The Design Awards said:

On 24 April at the awards ceremony, British studio Barber Osgerby were awarded the overall Design of the Year for their stunning design of the London 2012 Olympic Torch. The aluminium made torch will be carried over 8,000 miles and is perforated with 8,000 circular holes, each representing a bearer who will run with it in the London 2012 Olympic Torch relay in July.

The Olympic torch begins its tour of the country on May 19th and will pass through the borough on July 23rd.