MARRAKESH:LE PLATRE CISELE
We stay at the Riad Awa when we go to Marrakesh (I posted about it here). This time around I really noticed the fabulous lighting fixtures designed by the architect of the Riad, Ludovic Petit. The lights are made of carved plaster, a traditional technique of Morocco but in this case translated into something thoroughly moderne.
(This contemporary approach is also visible in Tangier in the spectacular Maison de l'Elephant Blanc, as seen below)
To add an even more modern twist to this classic craft, Ludovic Petit had the fireplace of the Riad carved in cement instead of plaster. The gray hue, mixed with the browns and olives of the surrounding art and furnishings, is stunning!
This is everything I love: an old traditional art, seen through new eyes.