Art de Vivre Exhibition Marrakech March 27 to 31 2013

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This year’s exhibition takes place in Marrakech at the Palais des Congres from March 27th to 31st, 2013. Here you will find new designs in home decor, furnishings, bed linens, garden furniture, and artwork.  Natural beauty products and wellness products made in Morocco are also exhibited here and available for purchase.

Art de Vivre exhibition Marrakech

The exhibition is a trade show for hotels in Marrakech, importers, exporters, designers, architects, etc. but it is also open to the public – and many foreigners love looking around the exhibits to get ideas for their home. Marrakech is a great meeting place for designers and craftsmen – a marriage that has led to many exciting new high-quality products that blend modernity with tradition.

For more information: http://www.artdevivremaroc.com/

Beautiful handwoven scarves from Marrakech

beautiful handwoven scarves, made in Marrakech

On a walk on my way to the Maison de la Photographie (past the Le Foundouk restaurant), I came upon this small store–one of those hidden treasures in the medina of Marrakesh.  I noticed the delicately-woven scarves hanging outside – the kind that sell for hundreds of euros in Europe. So I went inside and found a couple of weavers hard at work with their wares artfully displayed. I was so taken by them, I immediately purchased two – and later went back for more. They make wonderful gifts, do not weigh much and hardly take any room in a suitcase.

The store is owned by Faissal Bennouna. He didn’t have the colour that I wanted so I asked him to make one for me, which he did in a couple of days.

Expect to pay between 250 and 450 dirhams.

25, kaat Bennahid

Souk Hel Fez

Marrakech  Medina

email: bennounatheweaver@gmail.com

 

Colourful Boucherouite Rugs from Morocco

Post by Melanie Haddad of El Ramla Hamra

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I love neutrals, whites and blacks but sometimes you also need some colour in your life. thats why I love the Moroccan Boucherouite rugs.

The rugs are made from recycled materials such as cotton, nylon and wool textiles. Each rug has a beautiful unique pattern. For our shop El Ramla Hamra we have specially selected some lovely vintage boucherouite rugs.

There are no rules for the boucherouite. They are all different in colours and patterns. Some with lovely pastels and some with bright colours. These days new rugs are made inspired by the boucherouite. But my preference goes out to the rug with a history. So we only select vintage rugs.

We have just taken new photos, include this boucherouite rugs, in collaboration with photographer and stylist Paulina Arcklin.

 

http://lifestyle-from-amsterdam-to-marrakech.com/2013/03/10/colourful-boucherouite-rugs/

 

Via Notti bed linens from Marrakesh

Via Notti is another store in the design district of Sidi Ghanem, in Marrakesh. It makes beautiful bed and bath linens from high-quality fabrics and adds some really lovely embroidery.

hand embroidery, bed linens, Via Notti, in Marrakech

 

219 Industrial Zone,
Route de Safi.