Paris 2024 commissions designer Mathieu Lehanneur to create the Olympic and Paralympic torches and cauldrons
23rd February 2023
Paris 2024 has announced that it will partner with French designer Mathieu Lehanneur to create the Olympic and Paralympic torches and cauldrons, which are powerful symbols of the Games. The torch design will be unveiled later in 2023.
Born in 1974, Mathieu Lehanneur is an internationally renowned French designer. A multi-disciplinary pioneer, he works in a wide variety of creative fields ranging from object to architecture, art to product design, unique hand-crafted items to cutting-edge design technology. His projects combine innovation, magic, design, science, art and an ambition to enhance user well-being**.**
“What a joy to be part of this adventure and what a responsibility to contribute to the history of the Games in this way! Partnering with Paris 2024 to design the torches and cauldrons means giving a visible form to a set of values and transforming a state of mind into iconic objects. Faster, Higher, Stronger - Together… My objective is to take this Olympic motto and add: more beautiful, lighter, more lavish.” Mathieu Lehanneur, designer