Olympic cauldron by Heatherwick Studio

The opening ceremony at the 2012 London Olympics would arguably not have been as dramatic as it was if not for the cauldron. Designed by Heatherwick Studio, it was conceived as a moment rather than an object to provide the ultimate climax to the Games ceremony.

As part of its current exhibition Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary, the V&A has added a scale model of the cauldron and a prototype of one of the sculpted copper ‘petals’.

The exhibition is at the V&A in London until 30 September 2012. For more visit here.

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