Morocco is a country of extremes: at once ultra-modern, yet still deeply traditional. These twin tendencies are also the defining qualities in modern Morocco’s decorative arts. Some of the most talented and progressive architects and designers in the world are working in Morocco today. At the same time their work is profoundly influenced by a deep-rooted veneration for the fine artisan traditions of the past. Herbert Ypma traces the origins of these great traditions and looks at the ways that contemporary designers continue to use centuries-old skills.
Herbert Ypma is the author and photographer who created the popular Hip Hotels series. His previous books include Maison: Christian Liaigre.