ABOUT OPIA DESIGN

We all have memories of places that we consider the epitome of beauty. They represent the expression of our own values and they're the haven we return to

 

Born and raised in Belgium, our roots always brought us back to Morocco where we enjoyed its ancestral treasures and flourishing artisanal culture. From our different backgrounds, we kept the best and created a space where tradition and modernity is constantly reinvented.

We share this common language of multiculturalism with South Africa; the diversity of the country makes us feel at home and naturally invites us to share our common passion for design and architecture.

At OPIA, we consider that products are not only defined by their utility but also by the feelings they evoke in us and the unique print they bring to an interior. In this simple approach, we work with prominent companies specialized in hand-made tiles and home accessories based in Morocco. All our products are dedicated to being respectful of the materials and the craftsmen who offer the best quality. 

OUR PARTNERS

 

POPHAM DESIGN

The renovation of a 250 year old home in the Marrakech medina inspired Caitlin & Samuel Dowe-Sandes to start a handmade tile company, Popham Design. Founded in 2007, Popham designs and manufactures handmade concrete tiles embellishing interiors all around the world. The concept is simple: celebrate and maintain the traditional tile making craft, while updating it with modern patterns and color palettes. Each tile is lovingly and conscientiously made by expert hands in their factory in Marrakech and offer fresh alternatives for walls and floors. The company is an inspiring example of rewarding employment where people and products are treated with respect. Incredibly generous and close to their team, the couple are on hand daily at the workshop to ensure the best quality of their tiles.

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ATELIERS ZELIJ

Born from the meeting of two designers Samir Mazer & Delphine Laporte, Ateliers Zelij is undoubtedly one of the best mirrors of Moroccan craft. With a responsible design approach of combining traditional technique with contemporary pattern, these designers have reintroduced Zellige back on to the front page of surface trends. Ateliers Zelij was founded with a vision to create an open and united creative industry in which the responsible economy is the result of social and environmental progress. Today, Ateliers Zelij is a reference for the creation and the production of zelliges, recognized by leading architects agencies and international brands. Their competence in the production of antic models as well as their ability to create contemporary surfaces positions them as expert surface creators. 

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