Marrakech Design is a Swedish company specialized in encaustic cement tiles. The tiles are made by hand according to a production process developed in southern France towards the end of the 19th century. Nowadays, however, the world’s major production center for cement tiles is Morocco. The new collection by Claesson Koivisto Rune is all made at a factory just outside of Marrakech.
The company was founded in 2006 by the couple Inga-Lill and PA Ovin. Major markets are Sweden, Norway and Finland but sales have also included shipments to the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy, Poland and Denmark.
”We have designed three patterns – Dandelion, Stone and Casa – each of which is available in several colours. The cement tiles are handmade in Marrakech, Morocco with a traditional manufacturing method. The patterns are obviously inspired by classical Arabic geometry. Although created by Scandinavians. By laying the tiles in various ways each pattern opens the opportunity to create several new different macro-patterns. Including a random factor that provides non-repetitive formations.” – Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune
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