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Betty and her Petal Legacy

19 Dec 2012

The story of ‘Betty’ is almost at an end. As 2012 draws to a close, the last of the cauldron petals have been carefully packaged and removed from our workshops to be dispatched around the globe, providing each participating nation with a beautiful legacy of the Games.

After the London 2012 Closing Ceremony, the 204 petals that comprised the cauldron bowl were returned to Yorkshire where we removed the oxidisation accumulated during the two weeks’ burn, mindful to retain the unique patina each petal had acquired whilst playing host to the Olympic flame. Each petal was then mounted on an engraved black gloss plinth and enclosed within a clear acrylic box.

We have taken great pride at being involved in such a unique and memorable project and the generous concept behind Thomas Heatherwick’s design means that 204 petals that originated in our workshops will end up in 204 different nations around the world – a truly global event coming to a unique and satisfyingly global close.

12 Dec, 2012

Heatherwick’s Cauldron Accolade

Thomas Heatherwick's extraordinary and spectacular Olympic cauldron scoops the people's choice award.

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01 Nov, 2023

Simon Wood / Founding Partner of Stage One

It was with real sadness we learned that our great friend and colleague Simon Wood passed away earlier this week. Woody was one of the founding partners of Stage One and worked with us for many years, retiring as Sales Director in 2014.

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Kéré Architecture / Francis Kéré presents Counteract

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