From Sunday the 23rd to Wednesday the 26th of July, the Artempo team was at a seminar in Marrakech to get fresh ideas.
During this stay we had the opportunity to visit the Majorelle Garden, an oasis in the center of Marrakech, impossible to miss this wonder. At the entrance a long line waiting for us in the heat, visitors crowded under umbrellas to avoid the sun. After 30 minutes of waiting we are there, the place extends over half a hectare, a villa with cubic paces and an intense blue signed by the architect Paul Sinoir in 1931, dominates the garden between cactus, palm trees, bamboos and other goods. The deep blue of the villa in the middle of the vegetation makes this place so special. Created by the artist Jacques Majorelle in 1929, the Majorelle Garden continues to seduce.
It was not until the early 80s that the famous duo (Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé) appropriated the place. The couple, already fallen in love during a trip in 1966, has resided since, in the villa of the painter then renamed “Villa Oasis”. The decoration signed Jacques Grange allows the famous couple to relax. Before each collection, the designer goes there to find inspiration. Since then, the place has become a museum and hosts the private collections of Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé.
Now a museum of Berber art, we jostle to visit the Majorelle Garden with intense primary colors that has more than 700,000 visitors per year.
Hoping to find as much inspiration for our trophies as Yves Saint-Laurent for his collections, Artempo returns the suitcases full of ideas but also full of trinkets signed Mr. Hamza.
So, if you have the opportunity to go to Marrakech do not miss the Jardin Majorelle.