Specializing in authentic, handcrafted furniture and textiles, The Bazaar brings a touch of Morocco to Corte Madera.
What is it about you and your business that makes you a Bay Area Design expert?
My triple culture: I’m Moroccan, French and now a bit American. That means that I have been raised in two big, elegant cultures and over the last four years I have seen the beauty of the American taste. I also work with interior designers and artists from Morocco and France.
What is your unique approach that sets you apart in the industry?
Our products are handmade with centuries-old patterns, and the techniques and craftmanship used to manufacture the pieces have been passed down for generations.
What is the easiest way to upgrade your space in a hurry?
Get rid of clutter and things that have been accumulating for years. Add some accent pieces, maybe a colorful pillow, pouf or mirror. Break the monotony by incorporating an armchair made in a different color and a different material than your sofa. Dare to use a piece that you wouldn’t have chosen last year — try something exotic.
What are you doing to stay connected with the local community?
Before the shelter in place was issued, we were planning to organize free cooking sessions, discussions about Mediterranean food and the way of living, but now we are waiting until the end of the pandemic to be able to do that.
What do you want people to know about your business?
We don’t use any middlemen to find our items. We go deep into remote parts of Morocco to meet the artisans. By paying them directly, the money goes to the people who worked to make the products.