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Tiles of Marrakech

I was in Morocco last week and it should come as no surprise to design fans that I was ensorcelled by the variety and complexity of Moroccan tilework. From elaborate mosaics on palace walls to simple geometric designs on the street, I found myself snapping photo after photo of tiles. Here are a handful of highlights from my time in Marrakech. Look for more in the next couple days from Casablanca.

The decorative arts are quite maximalist in Morocco, making this courtyard in the 19th century Bahia Palace all the more of a respite. The geometry remains the same, but here we actually see the form of the arch take prominence. Stunning.

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