Thomas Heatherwick and BarberOsgerby
awarded in Queen's Birthday Honours


Thomas Heatherwick

News: British designer Thomas Heatherwick has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) on the Queen's 2013 Birthday Honours list for services to the design industry.

London 2012 Olympic Cauldron by Thomas Heatherwick

Heatherwick launched his studio in 1994 and has since worked on several high-profile projects, from the UK Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 to the cauldron for the London 2012 Olympic Games and the redesign of London's iconic routemaster bus.

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

Designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby both received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to design, following their celebrated design for the London 2012 Olympic Torch.

London 2012 Olympic Torch by BarberOsgerby

The Queen's Birthday Honours are announced in June each year to recognise the achievements of UK citizens. They follow the New Year Honours, announced at the start of each year, which most recently recognised industrial designer Kenneth Grange with a knighthood.

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  • Kate

    Great, so can we move on from Thom Heatherwick now?

  • Phil

    Tom Heatherwick – great. So can we now move on?

  • Hannah

    Can we now move somewhere great – Tom Heatherwick?

  • Jonny

    Well done Barber & Osgerby – nice to see that true quality is appreciated.

  • David

    Well, I heard that Heatherwick was the new Leonardo – so I looked at his work. I imagine they were referring to DiCaprio.

    What a lot of gimmicky junk. I’m an architect and worked very hard to become one – perhaps he should consider studying too? Just a thought.

    What does everyone else think?

  • Isobel

    Dear David,

    you're my hero.

    Please marry me?


    Isobel Evans xxx