Friday, 30 October 2009

The Olympic Torch in Victoria BC

 

Today the Olympic Torch started the rally around Canada in preparation for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.  Victoria, British Columbia was the starting point and all the community has come together to prepare for this very special day. 

 

We were very fortunate that the Olympic Torch passed by our studio earlier today.  

 

The city placed these cool banners all around and we are lucky to see them every day from our window.

 

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After a long wait and some delay, finally the torch passed by the studio.

 

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Olympic Torch 023 

 

Torch Design

Inspired by Canada; Made for Canadians

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A little bit of history…

 

The 2010 Olympic Torch, designed and manufactured by Bombardier in collaboration with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), is a symbol of the 2010 Winter Games, and will carry the Olympic Flame across Canada on its 45,000-kilometre journey. Twelve-thousand torchbearers will hold an Olympic Torch as they move through 1,037 communities across Canada.  Over 90 per cent of the Canadian population will have an opportunity to see the beauty of the Olympic Torch and experience the warmth of the Olympic Flame.

 

Designer/Manufacturer: Bombardier/VANOC

Inspiration: Canada’s open land, vast potential and smooth, fluid lines left in the snow and ice from winter sports

Height: 37.125 inches / 94.5 centimetres

Weight: 3.5 pounds / 1.6 kilograms

Materials used: Stainless steel, aluminum and sheet moulding compound

Burn time: At least 12 to 15 minutes

Fuel used: Blend of Propane, Isobutane and Hydrocarbons

 

“Vancouver 2010 – Official Olympic Site”

 

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“When they hold it in their hands, I want them to be proud.”  - Leo Obstbaum, director, Design

For Leo Obstbaum and the design team that developed the 2010 Olympic Torch concept, the project was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

 

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5 comments:

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

So cool that you got to be a part of that!

Ruthie

Brillante Home Decor said...

Exciting time ahead! I can imagine the thrill in your office. Also very interesting to read details on the torch design.

Ideezine said...

Great bit of excitement for Meade Design today. Thanks for the history about torch design team (love history) and the snaps.

How exciting thanks for sharing, it really is something to be proud of.

Bette

Koo and Poppet said...

I think it's great that your blog features great design across the discipline - from torches to yachts to interiors - you've got an eye for it all!

Michelle said...

The excitement is growing...I like the design of this and the metals...great job to the design teams!! I plan on staying home for the whole games, or taking transit.

On a side note, I heard the young kids calling the torch the "doobie" thought it was quite fitting for BC!