- Jonathan Amar Studio
- Our Story
Our ceramic collections are entirely handcrafted by potters in the region of Salé, a historical neighborhood in Morocco reputed for its exceptional know-how. Since we are located in the same zone, our creative director Jonathan Amar has maintained ongoing collaborations with the artisans throughout the years.
The purpose is not only to promote local know-how but to also challenge their work through new creative processes. His collections are predominantly inspired by 1930s Italian ceramics and Egyptian antique work. Some of his pieces are unique and crafted in collaboration with the artisans. Others are built using skillful workmanship through the use of techniques such as sculpting, carving and enameling.
The Conscious Confinement Collection is a unique series of lights, tables, and decorative objects designed by Jonathan Amar Studio in his Rabat workshop during his three months of quarantine in Morocco. With no access to outside suppliers Jonathan and his team built each design using vintage pieces and pieces of prototypes born from decades of interior projects worldwide.
Our studio designs and produces bespoke brass lighting, furniture and accessories with the double ambition of being modern and familiar, universal yet poetic. Each piece is handmade between the Portuguese city of Leiria, reputed for its exquisite glass making, and Rabat in Morocco.
Brass and glass, the central components of our collections, are available in an array of finishes. Since they work well with a multitude of materials, our studio associates them with a unique palette of colors and textures. Expertly handwoven rattan and wicker are used to design lampshades; original Zellige mosaic designs form tabletops; lamp stems are sheathed in various hand-stitched leather colors by artisan saddlers. Hand-engravings and brass openwork, core know-hows of our studio, bring forth a new perspective on each piece.
Jonathan Amar Studio embraces a contemporary outlook on traditional Moroccan craftsmanship. In over 35 years we've built a strong ecosystem within Moroccan artisanry with the aim of perpetuating its cultural heritage. Our designs are customizable and therefore adapted to all types of clients and professionals for small and big scale projects.