French structure observe Studio KO has designed the restaurant interiors of Sahbi Sahbi utilizing textures, tones and supplies that remember Moroccan delicacies and feminine culinary practices.
Sahbi Sahbi, which interprets to soulmates in Darija – a type of Arabic spoken in Morocco, is positioned within the Guéliz neighbourhood of Marrakech.
“Sahbi Sahbi is a reinvented tribute to Moroccan craftsmanship,” Studio KO informed Dezeen.
“It’s a symbiosis of modernity and custom, of Japan wooden custom and particulars and Moroccan motifs and supplies.”
The eatery serves a menu of conventional Morrocan dishes made utilizing recipes created by Dadas – feminine cooks in Morocco who orally handed down their commerce by generations.
Sahbi Sahibi’s deal with Dada delicacies influenced Studio KO to create an inside that locations the feminine cooks on the centre of the area.
“In Morocco, the kitchen is often a secretive place, the hidden area of the Dadas, girls who hand down recipes from one era to the subsequent,” Studio KO mentioned.
“It’s with exactly this intention, to share and transmit data – an intention evident even within the structure of the restaurant – that friends are welcomed at Sahbi Sahbi,” added the model.
Within the centre of the restaurant, the kitchen was deliberately left open in order that diners can watch the cooks at work and get an perception into the culinary course of.
Horseshoe-shaped tables and seating wrap round an open range built-in right into a kitchen island counter the place cooks put together meals.
“In conceiving this heat, convivial area, the designers inverted the archetype of Moroccan delicacies – its secretiveness – and as a substitute positioned the cooking on the epicentre of the restaurant’s exercise,” mentioned Studio KO.
Earthy colors and pure supplies have been used to enrich the relaxed and pleasant aesthetic of the restaurant.
Wooden was used so as to add heat all through. It covers the partitions and ceiling and in addition types the woven chairs and eating tables. These are illuminated with spherical pendant lights whereas brown leather-based upholsters the sales space seating across the fringe of the area.
In a single nook, there’s a massive conventional oven the place cooks can burn logs to bake bread or roast meat.
Finer particulars embody rust-coloured ceramic urns, clay pots and pans and orange-brown paint in an alcove above a sink.
“The sweetness is delicate: particulars, textures, the play of sunshine and surfaces, pure tones and motifs that inform a narrative of conventional supplies and data, freely reinterpreted,” Studio KO defined.
Studio KO has beforehand labored on tasks in Marrakech. In 2017 the studio revealed the Musée Yves Saint Laurent, a 4,000-square-metre museum constructing showcasing the work of the late dressmaker Yves Saint Laurent.
Different notable buildings within the Moroccan capital metropolis embody Fobe Home, a white home designed by Paris-based structure studio Guilhem Eustache.
The images is by Pascal Montary.