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When Two Worlds Meet
When Two Worlds Meet
Europe and Africa come together in the uniquely local line of products brought to life by the husband and wife duo responsible for LRNCE in Marrakech, House and Leisure takes a personal look into their lives and works
Garreth Van Niekerk

Morocco may be an ancestral base for Africa’s most luminous craft traditions, but a new school of makers from the region are pushing it’s storied legacy into a bold new direction — and drawing the global design community’s attention while they’re at it.

The Marrakech-based studio LRNCE are one of the most colourful, and enigmatic, ambassadors of this next wave. A husband and wife duo, founders of LRNCE, Laurence Leenaert and husband Ayoub Boualam create work that is as much a celebration of their home city’s history, as it is of what they hope design could mean for their own generation.

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December - January 2020