Rio 2016Olympic Torch
Designer: Chelles & Hayashi
Made in: Brasil
Theme: Olympic games
Materials: recycled aluminium, resin with a satin finish
Weight: 1500 g
Tags: olympicgames, featured, olympic
The chosen design was the result of a nationwide tender that received submissions from 76 agencies. A judging panel, featuring 11 members recognised for their expertise in product design or their contribution to the Olympic Movement, unanimously selected the design of Sao Paulo-based creative studio Chelles & Hayashi. Each torch – crafted from recycled aluminium and resin with a satin finish – weighs between 1kg and 1.5kg and stands 63.5cm high when contracted and 69cm when expanded. These will be carried by approximately 12,00 torchbearers during the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay – Presented by Coca-Cola, Nissan, and Bradesco - which will visit around 300 cities and towns across Brazil ahead of next year’s Olympic Games.