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Studio KO Designed the Stunning Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakech
Studio KO Designed the Stunning Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakech

The Paris-based dynamic duo, Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty are the protagonists behind Studio KO’s mesmerizing projects that can be seen all over the world, from Paris to Gabon as well as Los Angeles and Corsica. Today, Paris Design Agenda will talk a bit about the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in the city of Marrakech which was created by the dynamic duo in a celebration of the life and work of legendary French fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent.

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Designed by Studio KO, the extraordinary building is located just a stone’s throw away from the exquisite Jardin Jardin Majorelle. It was actually here that Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé acquired a home in 1980.

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The museum features a large and permanent exhibition space which was designed by acclaimed scenographer and architect, Christophe Martin. In addition to showcasing the Fashion designer most iconic collection, the museum also highlights temporary exhibition spaces, a research library and archives, an auditorium, a bookstore and a terrace café.

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Struck by Saint Laurent’s archives that featured curves running alongside straight lines, by the succession of delicate and bold forms, Studio KO decided to design the façade of the building as “an intersection of cubes with a lace-like covering of bricks,” forging patterns that “recall the weft and warp of fabric.”

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