‘William Amor Carte Blanche’ (‘Carte blanche à William Amor’), Cognacq-Jay Museum – Paris
When the museum invites the garden in…. For Paris Design Week, the Cognacq-Jay Museum invited the artist and designer William Amor to create a dialogue with its collections. From wild flowers to rose petals and poppy bouquets, his creations give new life to discarded materials.
They reference floral motifs ubiquitous in many 18th century works, and in objets d’art in particular, from marquetry to gilded frames and porcelain. This colourful art installation with a touch of poetry brings a new perspective to the permanent collections, and finds a common ground between the art of the past and contemporary design.