Did you know the FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy was designed by a Lebanese? That’s right! Back in 1998, a rise in popularity of women’s soccer was paired with a passion to “embody the notion of victory together with femininity” in the relic. So much ❤ went into the elegant design, and the man behind it was HOME’s?? Lebanese-Italian designer William Sawaya.
Milanese specialists Sawaya & Moroni handcrafted the modern cone-shaped base with green marble serpentino. With its rich contours, the curling figure hugging the ⚽ are both made with sterling silver and laminated with 24 carat gold and white gold, respectively. At 47 centimeters high and weighing 4.6 kilograms, this symbol of victory epitomizes the dynamic spirit and athleticism of women’s football.
The fierce warriors in this tournament deserve a ? of equal measure. Exuberant and triumphant, the USA team was crowned the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup champions. They lifted the Original trophy high in the air in Lyon, France after a hard-won match against the Netherlands. The prize they took home, however, was the 2019 Winners’ Trophy, while the Original was returned to the FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich to be admired by football fans around the globe.
Want to know more about Sawaya & Moroni? Read our full article, published in Issue 6 of HOME Magazine.