“To visit Morocco is still like turning the pages of some illuminated Persian manuscript all embroidered with bright shapes and subtle lines.” - Edith Wharton
As someone who has visited Marrakesh, this book is a wonderful reminder of the beautiful styles, colours and memories I experienced and loved throughout the trip.
Through this book we get to visit some of the beautiful properties from design enthusiasts including Jasper Conran, Lynn Guinness, Vanessa Branson, Helen and Brice Marden. They have incorporated elegant modern design with Marrakesh influence. This includes the contributions of Bill Willis, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé among others. They have used Moroccan elements such as zellige tilework, rugs, pottery, fountains, woodwork and metalwork throughout their designs.
The author Meryanne Loum-Martin is the owner of the award-winning Jnane Tamsna boutique hotel in Marrakech. She has also designed porcelain dinnerware for Meissen and an outdoor furniture collection.
The photographer Jean Cazals is an award-winning lifestyle and food photographer and has been published in numerous magazines and cookbooks.
Marrakesh style is still very popular today and appeals to all tastes from formal to quirky, from rustic to refined.
The photographs are wonderful and sure to inspire your own designs. The descriptions are well written and if you like me are itching to travel back to Morocco then this book is sure to jump start the planning of your trip. This is a stylish addition to your coffee table book collection.