Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games torch prototypes

Made by Fink! and Co in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1998.

Canberra design company, Fink!, submitted these torch prototypes, called ‘Birth’ and ‘Flight’, to the SOCOG Torch Selection Committee on 23 February 1998. It also submitted this company profile for Crontec, the tool makers, metal stampers and engineers that would assist with the fuel system and torch design. The tender reflects some of the Australian iconography that inspired designers before the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and demonstrates the detailed tendering process that preceded the manu...


Fink and Co. prototype Olympic and Paralympic torches with a design tender submission for production. aluminium, steel, paper, plastic. Both torches are made up of three components - a front shield, back shield and ring. The design tender is a spiral bound book with a clear plastic cover. It is thirty-five pages and features a contents and appendix.


Fink! and Co 1998


Part of the Sydney 2000 Games Collection Gift of the New South Wales Government, 2001

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