African charm

On the occasion of its centenary, La Mamunia in Marrakech is changing its public areas and designers Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku have chosen Cassina Custom Interiors to produce furniture designed by them

Cassina Custom Interiors, La Mamunia, Marrakech

The sumptuous new ‘Grande-Dame lobby speaks a language between Moresque and Art Deco, and in this context seats and accessories by Cassina Custom Interiors rhyme with elegance and harmony. The generous dimensions of the sofas and armchairs are lightened by the choice of materials and colours: the chocolate-coloured leather shells intertwine with the materiality, textures and colours of the upholstery that verge on yellow, beige and ochre. Geometric coffee tables play between oak and travertine. The reinterpretation of the ‘Les Alcôves lounge sees, in the discreet niches carved out of the space, six low u-shaped sofas that recall the famous sedari, the classic seats of Moroccan lounges. Canaletto walnut, fabrics and – above all – the solution with the removable side parts provide elegance, simplicity and flexibility, for different uses at events.

Completing the set is a collection of coffee tables, also in Canaletto walnut, but with a black Marquina marble top embellished with brass inserts. The Salon d’honneur features the sofas and armchairs in the lobby as well as a collection of upholstered benches in tones that harmonise with the blue of the mosaics on the walls. Next to the benches shine small tables in the shape of blossoming flowers where the thermo-treated oak workmanship to accommodate a hammered brass top reveals all the know-how of Cassina Custom Interiors.
The Allée Majorelle living space, serving the bar, offers quilted leather seating and – the real star of this space – an island bench upholstered in ‘nature’ green fabric.
The work of Cassina Custom Interiors at La Mamunia leaves its mark on all the hotel’s common areas, including the reception and spa up to Le Grand Hall, the place’s magical crossroads, where red fabric benches and four consoles with backlit glass tops shine.

Photo © Anson Smart