The London 2012 Olympic torch will be a three-sided golden cone with the flame burning through its perforated shell.

(It was created by east London designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby and it’s made from an aluminium alloy with 8,000 laser-cut circular perforations in its double-skinned exterior. Edward Barber, one of the designers said, “… it had to feel like a functional object, a piece of sporting equipment like a baton”. Unfortunately, some people have likened it to a great big, golden, cheese-grater.)