European Games Torch and Lamp
The European games torch , lamp and Journey cauldron were designed by Sebastian Bergne with art direction from Yarat. They are beautifully designed, engineered and crafted using materials and techniques inspired by traditional Azerbaijani metalwork. Yarat (meaning ‘create’) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to nurturing an understanding of contemporary art in Azerbaijan.
Sebastian Bergne’s talent for industrial design has been recognised with international awards and inclusion in collections at The Museum of Modern Art, New York and Design Museum, London. His British/German heritage and early years in the Middle East have informed his sensitive approach to cultural projects.
Measuring 660mm high, the body of the torch features a pomegranate tree, echoing the Baku 2015 European Games brand. The copper head that protects the flame is also in the form of a pomegranate – its 50 pips representing the number of nations participating in the Games.
At each location, the flame will be transferred to a lamp (based on a traditional Azerbaijani design) that will be prominently displayed and remain alight until the cauldron is extinguished at the Closing Ceremony.
Manufactured by FCT Flames P/L, 2015