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Thomas Heatherwick and BarberOsgerby awarded in Queen's Birthday Honours

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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