Monday, June 09, 2008

Marrakech: interesting people, designers, craftsmens and more...

Seen in the Jardin Majorelle. New York based, superstar landscape designer and gardening author, Madison Cox. He is consulting for the Jardin Majorelle. He has also written two books about the gardens; with Pierre Berge and Claire De Virieu entitled, Majorelle: A Moroccan Oasis, as well as, Majorelle Gardens of Marrakech.

A View of the Jardin Majorelle. French painter, Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s, designed the garden with marble pools, raised pathways, banana trees, grooves of bamboo and coconut palms. He was one of the most important plant collectors of his era. Many of the built features are painted “Majorelle Blue” which works wells with the soil, climate and plants. In fact the Majorelle Gardens are Jacques Majorelle’s masterpiece rather than his paintings.

Seen in the Jardin Majorelle. Against a "Majorelle Blue" wall, landscape garden designer, Madison Cox talks to Jardin Majorelle directrice, Soraya Abid and Fashion designer, Bernard Sanz.
Jardin Majorelle - Boutique. This is one of the most beautiful boutiques in Marrakech. Fashion designer, Bernard Sanz designs all the merchandise. He is prone, and who isn’t, to fine Liberty cotton, like these barouches covered in it. After a career in Paris designing for Yves Saint Laurent, Hermes and Balmain, Bernard has settled in Marrakech and continues his art for this wonderful sophisticated space.

Jardin Majorelle. A row of colored pots and plants are composed like a painting, not surprisingly as the Jardin was created by the French painter, Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s. Later, the garden was taken over and restored by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge.
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