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The Spa Lighting

The Spa Lighting

What was intrinsic to me as part of the design process was to introduce the artesian elements of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship. It was vital for me to encompass the delicate light and also (and probably more importantly to me in the design process), Shadow. The most memorable thing to me about my travels to Morocco was ‘shadow’, delicate, hand carved shadow, pouring from the most b…

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Tadelakt

Tadelakt

The New Hammam, is almost compete, it has been hand crafted in the traditional plaster finish know as Tadelakt. Tadelakt is also known as tadelak and tadlakt. It is both a decorative and waterproof plaster, fashioned from lime specific to the Marrakech region of Morocco, North Africa. Little has been written down as the art relies on an oral tradition between artisans to keep it alive. …

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Making Of The Spa

Making Of The Spa

When I first had the idea to create The Spa in Dolphin Square, I wanted to bring my Moroccan experience to London, but needed to adapt it for a Western market in a busy urban environment. I took what was important to me living in London and fused it with the traditions I had observed in Marrakech. I love tradition but in my opinion, it often only works in the environment where it was cr…

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