As we are getting closer to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the LVMH jewelry house, Chaumet, unveiled the medals that the winners will receive.
The medals showcase a unique artistry, yet the highlight of their design is a real piece of the Eiffel Tower embellished on each of the medals paying tribute to Paris’ iconic monument.
The pieces of the original iron from the Eiffel Tower were removed and conserved during programs of renovation and found now a new purpose.
Chaumet is one of the most historic and emblematic French jewelry houses and is globally renowned for its craftsmanship, located at Place Vendôme since 1812, they are the first jeweler in the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to design the medals.
Chaumet has made the medal into a veritable jewel, with a design conceived around three sources of inspiration: the hexagon, radiance, and gem-setting.
The original Eiffel Tower iron is formed in a hexagon – the geometrical shape of France.
This symbol is a reminder of the whole nation’s engagement in delivering historic Olympic and Paralympic Games. Stripped of its “Eiffel Tower brown” paint, the iron is returned to its original color.
The other side illustrates the rebirth of the modern Olympic Games in Greece. Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, is depicted against the backdrop of the Acropolis leaving the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympics were held in 1896.
Project: Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Medals
Designers: LVMH, Chaumet
Client: Paris 2024