March 16 - 20, 2019

marrakech design week

MEET THE MAKERS!
Our design/wholesale event puts a focus on meeting the creators behind the Marrakech design.

What else will we do?

  • you will learn the do's and donts in getting a deal.

  • where to shop for good quality/price balance in all ranges.

  • we will visit All areas in and beyond Marrakech.

  • all year long WE have our finger on the pulse to see what's new, what's in and which designers are popping.

  • what to look at when defining the quality on a carpet, a lamp...

  • designer meetings.

  • networking.

  • visit to all creative areas in Marrakech.

  • for wholesale people, what else is there to think of AFTER you placed an order here.

  • direct contacts with producers and workshops all around Marrakech.


And more!

  • you will benefit from purchasing in group!

  • March is an excellent month to enjoy nice temperatures to work, relax and visit.

  • shop at all the hidden gems that are known by local stylists, trend hunters and the luxury shops worldwide.

  • get correct prices and a full list of addresses on all places to shop.

  • get in contact with cooperatives and become a member of our do good community.

  • AND at the same time, be fully able to discover everything that Marrakech has to offer. while enjoying the good life and having some me time.

  • enjoy the hottest restaurants in town.

  • network on pink rooftops and experience the impact of colours in a world where design is all about local materials and tradition.

 

SAVE THE DATES: March 16 - 20, 2019

WHO: everyone into design, handmade and trends

the Marrakech climate makes it easy going and feeling like a holiday while you may be preparing the best for your autumn collection,
having a well-deserved break with some serious me-time, spa treatments, and relaxing moments,
discovering the art, culture and must visit places in Marrakech,

Dealing, shopping doing business in Morocco isn't just a cup of tea:

  • how to start collaborating with manufacturers

  • steps to take in the manufacturing process

  • how to follow up

  • communicating with regards to the culture

  • and after your order….

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Sourcing:

  • introduction of the trends.

  • what to shop and where.

  • different styles to explore.

  • carpets, ceramics, lighting, woodwork...how to define good quality/price.

  • another area around Marrakech, every day.

  • workshops/manufacturers/souks/flee market

 Culture:

  • enjoy the spirit of old Marrakech.

  • visit of the old Medina with the Souk des Tapis (the carpet Souk), Place Jemaa El Fna...

  • learn the art of negotiating while shopping.

  • visit of the most authentic part, the flee market and the many arts and artefacts stores.

Acquisitioning:

  • you do not feel unsafe, overwhelmed nor forced into buying while walking the medina with me.

  • combining orders to get the best deals.

  • combining shipments if possible to lower the costs.

  • pottery areas where you can create your own design

  • tile factories

  • weavers

When :

  • March 16 - 20 2019

Group size :

  • up to 8 people max

Host :

  • Marlène Pauly, Morocco resident, former interior stylist and architect. Professional sourcer at COCO-Morocco

Cost :

  • 12 900 MAD/pp - double use with private bathroom on room (booking needs to be made together)

  • 16 150 MAD/pp - single use with private bathroom on room

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Daily Program:


Saturday, March 16: 

  • Welcome and settling in

  • Walk through the Medina

  • dinner.


March 17 - 19: 

  • breakfast

  • 09.00 - 10.00 Workshops with trends and our view on new designers/objects/styles, explaining the sourcing tour of the day and what to expect.

  • 10.00 - 1.00 visit of an area inside or outside Marrakech.

  • 1.00 pm lunch somewhere at location.

  • 2.00 - 6.00 pm visit of an area inside or outside Marrakech

  • 6.00 pm drink...

  • 7.30 dinner

Wednesday, March 20: 

  • breakfast together

  • 10.00 spa

  • 12.00 lunch

  • retreat ends after lunch


Inclusive:

  • airport transport at arrival

  • transportation to all the places we visit.

  • all workshops, trend coachings.

  • hotel 4 nights

  • breakfasts 4

  • lunches 4

  • dinners 4

  • spa/hammam treatment

Not inclusive:

  • flights

  • transport to the airport at departure

  • soft drinks

  • alcoholic drinks

  • your personal travel insurance

  • any shopping

  • any other private visit you want to add to your trip

  • tips

  • location hire for fotoshoots if applicable