Surrounded by a wall and palm grove, the medina “red city” in Marrakech is builded of beaten clay, which were built during the residence of the Almohads. The heart of the medina is Jamaa el-Fna square, a vibrant marketplace between 1001 nights. Artist, musicians and magicians are filling up the Jamaa el_Fna Square. What is KULA doing in the middle of Marrakech?
KULA Berlin is traveling and searching always to get new inspiration and meeting up handcrafts to learn how to use and how to produce in a traditional way materials. We are here to learn about color combinations and natural pigments, which we are using for our candles and concrete planters.
Our first destinations are the souks. We are visiting Herbalist Stores and get involved in a small chat about Moroccan decorative art. It is is characterized by the prominent use of six colors: White, Black, Green, Red, Yellow and Majorelle Blue.
As blue as the sea and yellow as a sunflower field, the Jardin Majorelle meets you with its beauty and peace. Large trees form shadows and provide a comfortable calm peaceful place and cool down the temperature. The “Blue Garden” named after the founder, the French painter Jacques Majorelle. He spent a life, around 40 years, to build his garden with a perfection of color and environment and placement of succulents and cacti plants, small fountains and the sound of water falling and large blue and yellow pots filled with flowers. Every single piece is placed with care.
” This garden is a momentous task, to which I give myself entirely.” Jacques Majorelle.
Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé bought the Jardin Majorelle in 1980 and saved it from falling victim to a real estate project and becoming a hotel complex.
At this place we got inspired to create majorelle blue succulent planters, dedicated to Jacques Majorelle. Clear lines and cobalt blue.