Louis Vuitton unveils medals for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024

Louis Vuitton Unveils Medals and Torches Trunks for 2024 Olympics

Louis Vuitton has unveiled its specially commissioned trunks for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games medals and torches.

Louis Vuitton has designed and crafted two Medals Trunks that will carry the medals of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024, and two Torches Trunks for the Official Olympic and Paralympic torches. They are a key part of the maison’s mission for Paris 2024 and a continuation of its history of creating handmade trunks. The trunks will be associated with key Paris 2024 moments of celebration, such as Olympic and Paralympic Torches Relays with the Torches Trunks and the Medals Trunks will be notably presented at the Champions Park.

We are honoured and extremely proud to be part of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 with the mission of packing and presenting the defining symbols of Paris 2024: the victors’ medals and the torches of the Olympic flame. For over 170 years, Louis Vuitton has been creating trunks that embody excellence, creativity and audacity, values we share with the world’s greatest sporting events. Louis Vuitton and the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 share common values such as the quest for excellence, creativity, and the beauty technique. Once again, victory travels in Louis Vuitton.

– Pietro Beccaro, Chairman and CEO Louis Vuitton.

The Paris 2024 Medals Trunks will protect, display, and showcase the coveted medals, which have been designed by LVMH’s Maison Chaumet, for this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024. The Medals Trunks are covered in the house’s signature monogram canvas, and feature brass corners and closures like those used on Louis Vuitton trunks since the 1850s. Inspired by the maison’s celebrated Malle Coiffeuse, the Medals Trunks have a central section and two hinged “wings” that open to reveal drawers specially designed to hold 468 medals. The trunk’s interior is entirely lined with black matte leather – which is also used for the drawers’ handles – and features subtle embossed logos and serigraphy of both logos Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024.

The Torches Trunks will elegantly protect and display the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Torches which will travel across France in the lead up to the Olympics. Arriving from Olympia to Marseille on May 8th for the Olympic Torch, and from Stoke Mandeville in the UK in August for the Paralympic Torch, the two torches, designed by French designer Mathieu Lehanneur, will pass through the hands of over 11,000 torchbearers on their way to Paris.

Protecting the torches before and after their journeys, each trunk has circular sockets in the base and the lid into which the torch is fitted and held securely in place. Further protection is offered by the trunk’s interior, which is lined with soft black matte leather. Each trunk can be easily transformed into a graceful presentation case by simply unfolding the doors and reversing the socket in the hinged lid to reveal an embossed Paris 2024 logo. Recalling some of the house’s historic trunks, such as the famous 1895 hat case, the exterior of the trunks is covered in Louis Vuitton’s Damier canvas, created in 1888; it also features the traditional brass protective corners and closures.