The Éditions Vétiver atelier were born from the desire to push the creative process and to design our own pieces. This inspired reflection naturally led us to Marrakech. t's in this mesmerising city that we set up and developed our workshops one after the other, to count six of them today. This is how we settled in the heart of Sidi Ghanem, an artisanal, cultural, industrial and commercial neighbourhood. An underground district with an exciting future.
Historically used to clad Moroccan interiors, the aesthetic power of Zellige has rapidly expanded. From Fez, its birthplace, the Zellige has been creating poetry and has not finished revealing all its power.
Our five craftsmen divide their time between cutting the raw tiles and laying them. They combine their savoir-faire to our aesthetic approach and give life to pieces with crossed identities. The tabletops of the Opus and Prima series are the fruit of this work.
The manual cutting of the slabs implies irregularities in the reproduction, which nevertheless ensures the uniqueness of each model. Each glazed tile is placed by hand upside down, so that it matches the shape of the metal frame. The entire piece is later resinated, which gives a lighter final result. Once smoothed, the beauty of Zellige is comparable to one of marble.
Our textiles are carefully selected from different regions of Morocco, each with its own history. The selection of monochrome colours contrasts and reinforces the identity of our brand.
Before being carefully manufactured by our artisans, a quality control of the materials is carried out by our production manager from the moment we receive the fabric selections. Our textile department dances to the rhythm of the sewing machines all day long, where different types of fabrics and assembly methods are mixed together.
The use of Bourdon stitch, a decorative sewing technique, gives dimension to our lines and punctuates the overall choreography. This subtle design detail is part of our signature.
The art of forging is deeply linked to Moroccan culture.
The sound of the hammer striking the iron echoes from the heart of the souks into our iron workshop, dedicated to making all the frames of our furniture.
The geometrical and aerial shapes of our legs naturally combine with the wood, leather, brass and zellige that compose our collections.
The number of possible combinations with iron in the workshops is nearly endless, which gives us a vast freedom of creation.
Leather is one of our favourite materials to use for our Coy armchairs, footstools, benches and folding stools.
The leather is originally purchased raw in a beige colour in the souks of Marrakech Elles seront tannées à l'aide de pigments naturels par notre artisan, pour arriver à la teinte souhaitée.
The skins are then cut according to the specific templates for each collection and then sewn. All these steps are realised by the same craftsman, which allows us to control each step in order to offer a high quality product range.
Similar to the leather, the wood is purchased here in Morocco, in thick slices from half logs. It is kiln-dried in our workshops for optimal drying and consolidation, then cut and assembled by our craftsman, who patiently shapes each element.
Each step is entirely handmade, enhanced by the skill of our craftsman.
The brass atelier was initially created to guarantee continuous quality in the work of this delicate material, and its precise technique fascinates.
A radiant material, brass is applied in a thin layer on the iron, following perfectly the lines of the furniture itself. The expertise of cutting and soldering are then combined, thus highlighting our Prima and Opus table structures.