Since 1989 Jonathan Amar works on prestigious projects internationally for both private and commercial spaces. His activities are split into three domains: design studio, manufacturing and interior design consultancy.
In the interior design field, he also intervenes on the concept creation and brand design experiences. To name a few: Royal Mansour, Les Bains Douches, Comptoir Marrakech, Renaissance hotel, Castel, Nobu, numerous Costes restaurants and bars in Paris, Momo's and Sketch in London, Aroma Café in Bahrein, Club Med suites, Saint James hotel, Ping Pong London. Since the early 1980’s Jonathan is behind the interior design of more than 150 restaurants, clubs and bars in Paris alone.
Jonathan Amar also offers consultancy advice for international design firms with luxury projects in Morocco for which his studio oversees artisanal production units.
Our studio – JAS - designs and produces bespoke brass lighting, furniture and accessories with a style characterized by the double ambition of being modern and familiar, universal yet poetic. Each contemporary design embraces a contemporary outlook on traditional Moroccan craftsmanship.
The lighting collections are mainly handcrafted in Leiria, a small city in Portugal reputed for its exquisite glass making.
Our know-how stems from combining traditional materials such as wicker, rattan and leather with brass using meticulous workmanship.
Our bespoke collections represent 35 years of passion and know-how in the fields of decorative arts and interior design. Over these years we have built a strong ecosystem within Moroccan artisanry, with the aim of perpetuating our cultural heritage.
Each product design is customisable and therefore adapted to all types of clients and professionals for small and big scale projects. All items are made-to-measure and available upon order.
Handcrafted between France, Portugal and Morocco with exclusive French and Italian resources, our pieces honour the relationship between meticulous workmanship and quality materials through the thickness, finishes and fixtures of each creation.
Due to the handmade nature each piece is unique and might vary slightly in finish.
Brass, the central element of most creations, is available in an array of finishes: nickel-plated, polished, varnished or aged.
The finish you select and the way you care for your purchase throughout the years results in one of a kind pieces. Since Brass is a metal that works well with a multitude of materials, our studio associates it with a unique palette of colours and textures.
Fabric and wicker are used to design lampshades; mosaics and marbles form table tops and bases; lamp stems are sheathed in hand pleated leather by artisan saddlers. Hand-engravings, the iconic know-how of our atelier, are available on a selected number of models as an additional request.