Marrakech for Interior designers & Outsourcing opportunities:
Marrakech has long been sought after by interior designers and design lovers for its style, beauty, and intricacy. Our custom-made guided Tour of Marrakech is a must-do activity for interior designers, artists, architects, and fashion designers who are looking for inspiration, sourcing, and networking opportunities within the Marrakech design community. The Marrakech City Tour will be custom-made according to your specific interests and needs.
This journey is perfect for home design professionals who are interested in engaging with local artisans in this city.
Outsourcing tour of Marrakech and beyond:
We help you to avoid any third parties by introducing you directly to the real native artisans, and we help you to discover and explore how Moroccan artisans use local materials to design traditional and contemporary products for the Moroccan and International marketplace.
We take you on a journey through the Marrakech medina, Gueliz, Sidi Ghanem industrial quarters, and rural regions of Morocco. You will have a firsthand look at where local artisans make their handicrafts, Berber carpets, Middle Atlas rugs, furniture, lighting, and leatherwork. The nature of handmade goods comes to life when you see the passion, intensity, and hard work that go into them.
Explore the new city of Gueliz and its world-renowned Yves Saint Laurent Museum, the Majorelle Garden, and the Berber Museum. Founded by the French Artist, Pierre Berge and his partner, fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, these three museums collectively represent how Berber culture of historic Morocco influenced art, fashion, and architecture during the French Protectorate and beyond.
Visit Marrakech’s most sought-after chic boutiques and concepts stores in Gueliz. This new town’s mix of colonial and historic art deco architecture makes it perfect for exploring.
We take you in a private tour to the industrial zones, where contemporary artists and designers have their workshops and showrooms where you can find one of a kind shop and showrooms from lighting fixtures, fabric, furniture, and other types of home décor to vintage collections of furniture and such. We also take you to rural villages where weaving and embroidery cooperatives are located. You will most likely be invited to sip some Moroccan mint tea while visiting the local artisans.
The red city of Marrakech is called as such because of the red color of its buildings. The value and fame of this city is that Morocco was called Marrakech many centuries ago. The Main Square in Marrakech is called the Jamaa al Fna, “the main medina.” Off of that square are what feels like hundreds of little alleyways with little shops all along (called the “souks” aka outdoor markets).
The main sovereignties that have been succeeded in Marrakech were Almoravids, Almohads, Saadins, and Mérinides. One of the major historical monuments of Marrakech is Koutoubia — a mosque built by stone and musk which one can still smell up to the present. It was constructed in the era of Abdelmoumen El Mohad in the 11th century, and his grandson, Yacoub el Mansour, had decorated it by a minaret that rises of almost 70 meters.
Near this giant monument lays a Kasbah nicknamed the stone castle, which was constructed by Almoravids. The Badii palace is also considered as a wonderful monument which construction was undertaken by Ahmed el Mansour Dahbi. Dar Si Said and Bahia are other marvels of Marrakech; the former is a museum containing the main Moroccan artistic masterpieces.
In addition to this, one shouldn’t forget to visit the Koranic school, Ben Youssef, built by Mouly Abdullah, and the Menara, a magnificent lake surrounded by trees and flowers. Apart from monuments, there is a natural variety which we can find mountains of Ourika with its cascade and the high mountain of Oukaimeden which is the destination of ski amateurs.
A Riad is an enclosed garden or courtyard (also spelled ‘Riyâd’ in some quarters). However, by popular usage, the term has come to represent traditional Moroccan homes, built around such an enclosure and more specifically those homes that have been renovated, restored, and opened to the public as intimate guesthouses. Nowadays, they are exploited as hotels and motels with traditional Moroccan style. This type of construction with both public and private rooms organized around a central open courtyard is a key distinction of Islamic architecture and remains remarkably consistent throughout the Arab world, from private dwellings to places of worship through to the grandest palaces. Subsequently, these remarkable homes have expressed such principles in highly original and eclectic fashion. Be your Riad customary or unconventional, your stay promises to be an exotic, romantic, and fully transcendent Moroccan experience.
Hotels in Marrakech have their own charm; the most famous one worldwide is Hotel La Mamounia. Located in the heart of the enchanting imperial city, this luxury hotel has recreated the intoxicating mood of an Oriental palace. The sprawling gardens are ripe with citrus trees, fragrant rose blossoms, ancient olive groves, and a vegetable garden where one might see La Mamounia’s chefs foraging for ingredients to be prepared that evening at the hotel’s three signature restaurants. During some weekends, you can come across many world celebrities walking around this kind of Hotels & Riads.
More Places to Visit:
- Djemaa El Fna Square
- Koutoubia Minaret & Koutoubia Gardens
- The Souk of Marrakech
- Medersas Ben Youssef
- Majorelle Garden
- Saadian Tombs
- El Bahia Palace
- The Old Medina