DOUNIA HOME X APHROCHIC
EXQUISITELY CRAFTED LIGHTING INSPIRED BY MARRAKECH
Dounia Home & AphroChic wanted to bring something special to the world, a lighting collection that is a true marriage between form, function and craftsmanship. The Amur collection, inspired, designed and handcrafted in the ancient city of Amur Akush, today known as Marrakech.
For form and craftsmanship, we looked into ancient Moroccan architecture dating back to the 14th century, such as the Ben Youssef Madrasa, the Bahia Palace and the Almoravid Koubba. Where you see elaborate geometric patterns, mashrabiya carvings, stucco, marble and mosaics. These rich elements provided us with an amazing design repertoire to pull from and an exquisite level of craftsmanship that served as the standard for the collection.
In terms of function, we looked into today's modern home and the need for lighting that serves a multitude of spaces. We know that our clients need bright well lite spaces in the morning that can transition into relaxing environments in the evening. With that in mind, we designed a metal surface that is made entirely of small hand pierced holes, these small perforations allow for the full control of the amount of light needed.
The Amur collection consists of a chandelier, a table lamp, a wall sconce and a floor lamp and layering these elements is key in creating a balanced and harmonious space.
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