Meryanne Loum-Martin

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Marrakech, Morocco

Category: Interior Design
Location: Africa

Meryanne  discovered Morocco in 1985, and was soon torn between her career as a Parisian lawyer and her original passion for architecture and design that Marrakech instantly reawoke.

In 1989 she opened and designed in the Marrakech Palmeraie her first hospitality enterprise, Dar Tamsna, which won the 2002 Harpers and Queen award for the Best Private Villa.  It was featured in numerous magazines, including Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, French Vogue, Italian Vogue, British Vogue, German Vogue, Condé Nast Traveller, Elle Décor, Coté Sud and many more. In 1999 she opened a very innovative cultural concept store, Ryad Tamsna, in the Medina. In 2001, it had the front cover of Departures with the caption: The Essence of Chic.

In 2001 she created and designed Jnane Tamsna, a cultural boutique hotel which has received numerous prestigious accolades. She sits on the Board of the Marrakech Art Biennale and The Observatoire de la Palmeraie, the conservation arm of the Fondation Mohammed VI pour la Protection de l’Environnement. She is the contributing editor of “ The New Moroccan Style” published in 2003 in the U.S.

She designed a private house on the Four Seasons resort ( ), private residences in Dakar, Senegal and is currently consulted for a hospitality project in Dakar.

Creative director and interior designer on a 5 star project in Marrakech on 40 acres, she signed up with Rizzoli NY for a book on 30 years of style, interiors and gardens in Marrakech, to be published in fall 2019.

Designed a porcelain collection for Meissen in Germany, “Gardens of Marrakech.”

On the grounds of her hotel in Marrakech, she opened a gallery-show room in October 2018