Following a recent trip to Marrakech I couldn’t help but be inspired. Well, who wouldn’t be? From the amazing play of light seeping throughout the warren of alleyways in the Medina and the elaborate array of Moroccan lanterns displayed by garrulous market traders in every direction I walked in.
Morocco’s famous romantic lanterns are fantastic. Made from goat skin / metal / glass and they really do transform a space, throwing shadows of beautiful patterns in every direction.
Yes, there are many beautiful lamps all over the world, of equal if not better quality, but what I love about them is that the craftsmanship, traditional techniques and tools used by artisans to make these haven’t changed for centuries. It’s something to applaud. And although these lanterns are available in a huge range of sizes, shapes, colours, the traditional Moroccan look is distinctive and can’t be mistaken.
Marrakech is a truly mystical and very inspirational – particularly to someone like me who is always on the lookout for different ideas for clients. If you want to become a part of it, then why not jump on a plane? It’s only 4 hours away.