September 12, 2013 0

Popham Design in Marrakech

By in Design, Design Products, Renovation, Tile, Travel


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This is where the tile is produced for Popham Design. It is a small building down a dirt road outside of Marrakech. Several amazing craftsmen were tending to the various stages of their production when I arrived that day. To arrange a visit, I had emailed Caitlin and her husband Samuel, the owners , to see if it was possible for me to come by and see their place during the week I was going to be in Marrakech. We coordinated a time and she gave me the directions for the driver. When I arrived in September a couple of years ago, I received some furnishings from Thomas Mensendiek that had been purchased at auctions in Paris. Their office was packed wall to wall with [from what I could see] amazing pieces! They apologized for the disorganized office situation and told me the furnishings were for a home they had purchased outside the medina in the Gueliz. Caitlin then went on to tell me that she is usually so much more organized but, they had received two other orders of carpet besides the one I was looking at and their interns had taken a week long backpacking trip. She then went on to say that she was glad she wasn’t in the states anymore because when they were in the states they had their fair share of OSHA inspections and this was definitely a hazard according to the OSHA inspection checklist. We all had a good laugh and they went on to show me the amazing furniture and some other pieces that they would be using in upcoming shoots. So..this month when I received my Elle Decor  magazine I actually got to see the interiors of the renovated Dowe-Sandes home with those great pieces from France they had hand picked. Congratulations Samuel and Caitlin..c’est magnifique!






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