The story behind the light
A fruitful cooperation
Since La Mamounia approaches its 100th birthday, the palace has taken the bold decision to write a new chapter in its history by inspiring extraordinary emotions. For this purpose, The French interior designers Jouin Manku teamed up with LASVIT to execute their idea with Bohemian perfection.
A tribute to Moroccan traditions
A monumental crystal chandelier in the Tea Room pays homage to traditional Moroccan architecture and craftsmanship. Its shape reflects the symbolic form of Moroccan ornamented vaulting – the so-called muqarnas – inviting every guest to enjoy a moment of visual pleasure while having a cup of typical mint tea. It is composed of hundreds of glass pieces.
Cool vibes from Europe
The Italian restaurant provides the ambience of a greenhouse with large glazed windows that open up onto lush hotel gardens. Its interior resembles a typical Italian trattoria in a modern style. Placed right above the open kitchen in the middle of the restaurant, just like the star of the show, LASVIT’s crystal installation becomes a focal point for the whole interior, giving it a touch of airiness and timeless design.
Pushing the limits of lighting design
Both installations have an ingenious, world-class, internal lighting system. The Tea Room’s crystal chandelier in particular combines three separate lighting systems with several different types of glass, making it a very complex piece of work, while in the case of the Italian restaurant, the biggest challenge lay in finding suitable materials that would last forever, even in an environment devoted to food preparation.
Oasis amid the dunes
Surrounded by stunning gardens while located in the middle of the Moroccan desert, La Mamounia is a true oasis of refreshment and inspiration. Thanks to LASVIT’s installations, the palace now shines brighter than ever before.