On the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day, Maison Pierre Frey is honouring Jules Hamon, 10 years old, a budding artist with Asperger’s syndrome and the author of the drawings that make up the Encyclopaedia wallpaper in the DRAW ME A WALL collection!
This cheerful and colourful collection was designed from drawings by children from all over the world. During the first lockdown, when all the children on the planet were cut off from their school environment, the Maison set out to have them create the setting of their dreams and organised a drawing competition.
Twenty drawings were selected by a jury composed of professionals from the artistic, cultural and journalistic fields, assisted in their choice by the Maison Pierre Frey creative team. The latter then took charge of sublimating the work of the young artists by transposing it into wallpaper or fabrics without altering the original pencil line.
Jules Hamon, one of the big winners of the competition, saw his work transformed into a magnificent wallpaper!
With a mother who is a painter, drawing quickly became the main means of communication for this young boy, who only started to speak at the age of 3. Very pragmatic, endowed with an extraordinary and extremely precise visual memory, Jules draws his inspiration from what he experiences, what he sees and what surrounds him.
The fantastic animals reproduced on his wallpaper, which won over the competition jury, have long been his favourite theme.
Today, Jules has a passion for geographical maps and is very sensitive to facades and architecture. He imagines cities in perspective and reinvents metro maps with a remarkable dexterity that is quite surprising for his age.
His parents, who are involved in keeping their son in school every day, are fighting to enable him to exploit and develop his extraordinary potential.
This is where World Autism Day comes in, denouncing persistent prejudices and promoting access to a society that is more open to difference and more inclusive.
Valuing the work of the artists with whom it works is part of the DNA of the Maison Pierre Frey. It is therefore only natural that on this particular day, it wishes to discover the talent of this young autistic artist who expresses himself through drawing with joy and profusion.