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Topic - Jane Harrison
Designers with the New York firm Atopia are seeing red, accusing the maker of the much-praised cauldron for the London Olympics of pilfering their idea.
"would travel from all of the participating countries, then be brought into the stadium by children. The petals would be assembled during the opening ceremony to form a flower-like canopy and distributed back to the different nations after the Games," said Atopi Co-Director Jane Harrison in The Guardian.
"We were absolutely furious," Ms. Harrison said about Mr. Heatherwick's design, The Guardian reported. "It looked identical to [what] we had proposed to the London Olympic committee back in 2007, after which we hadn't heard anything."