PARIS – 40 years old
William Amor is a plastic artist and an autodidact creator of messenger works and floral ornaments. He has specialized in the recovery of forsaken materials (scrap materials, carpet, wood, metal, technical fabrics).
William is eager to convey messages and challenge the public through his art. In 2015, he unveils his artistic signature by transforming plastic waste into delicate floral works during the COP21. He created his company, “Les Créations Messagères” the same year which is part of the values of the Social and Solidarity Economy (ESS) and joins into residency at the Ateliers de Paris in 2017. William Amor works with the biggest Maisons and luxury brands : Kenzo, Guerlain, Lesage, Landmark Hong Kong, Viktor & Rolf, Hotel Mariott…
His work has been exhibited in different places such as the Revelations 2019 in the Grand Palais, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs or the Rossana Orlandi gallery.
His savoir-faire is definitely a new artcraft.
His approach and his committed work is the wish to take the current trend of Upcycling further by considering waste as a raw material for creation and treating it as noble materials in the Luxury sector.
After years of research and experimentation, William Amor imagines his own technical process, such as texturing, coloring, pleating, sculpting plastic bags or bottles. He shapes his ornamental creations and sculptures with meticulousness using different tools and techniques that he diverts from their uses. He thus remake the artcraft of floral ornaments and creates the savoir-faire of forsaken materials ennobler.
William Amor receives the Made in Paris Label in 2018.
He was laureate of « Le Prix de la Création des Ateliers de Paris in 2019 in the “Métiers d’Art (Talent Emergent)” category, from the Fondation Banque Populaire (2019) but also from the Fondation EY, which supported him for the drafting of its statutes.
To his artistic approach is added a social dimension. Since January 2018, the artist has surrounded himself for his productions with disabled people “The Little Golden Hands” to whom he transmits his gestures, in collaboration with the ESAT (Establishment and Service for Help through Work), « Les Ateliers du Moulin » of the Sillery Franco-British Foundation.
The Fondation Rémy Cointreau is supporting William Amor in the acquisition of a set of steel dies and cutters, as well as floral ornaments tools from a Lyon craftsman at the end of the 19th Century. This help allows William to facilitate the transmission of his gestures, to develop other refinement techniques and perpetuate the historical memory of these ancient tools of floral ornaments, an artcraft that has become rare.