The Majorelle Garden in Marrakech is famous for its vibrant colours of yellow, green and the now famous 'Majorelle' blue. The garden is a cactus paradise, the tall spires hiding the villa from view, while white jasmine flowers tumble their scent over the walls and weave tendrils through the wrought iron and wooden trellises. As you step inside you are transported from the hubbub of the markets to the tranquillity of the botanical garden. The garden was created by the brilliant French artist Jacques Majorelle and features his iconic Majorelle blue on the walls of the house he built, his home until the 1950s. The property was then later famously bought and restored by the fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé.
Cassandra has always taken great inspiration from gardens and this was no different in Morocco. She created her Mashrabiya Trellis design after being inspired by the mashrabiya trellises carved in wood and found around windows and gardens all around Morocco.
"The Islamic love of geometry is echoed in the mashrabiya screens they created wherever they went on their travels. Geometry builds on simple shapes of circles, squares and rectangles, turning them into puzzling patterns. And through the spaces in between, it is possible to create endlessly varying vistas to fascinate the eye. I filled pages in my sketchbook with my interpretations of this geometry, bringing it all together as The Mashrabiya Trellis Collection of designs."