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We are the first 20th century collectible furniture and decorative arts space in Rabat and a showroom in Paris. We export worldwide and are represented by top resellers 1stDibs (USA), Pamono (Europe), InCollect (USA) and VInterior (United-Kingdom).
Our gallery presents contemporary handmade design by Jonathan Amar Studio and a harmonious mix of 20th century iconic furniture with an emphasis on bespoke mid-century modern pieces that have captured the essences of design in history.
Our finds are sought by interior designer and decorator Jonathan Amar, a pioneer in the countries interior design scene and one of the first to fuse Moroccan craftsmanship with cutting-edge designs. In forty years he has decorated and designed furniture for more than a hundred hotels, restaurants, clubs and private domains in the world.
The decision to create a gallery in his intriguing workspace was born as natural continuum to his activity. Since the beginning of his professional life Jonathan Amar collects eclectic furniture and art from his ever-repeating travels with great passion and flair for beauty.
His success strives from sourcing designs with striking shapes, creative techniques and interesting materials that cross the concept of time in the same way a Spirit does.
Whether the materials are rare or common, the pieces unique or industrial, the designer famous or emerging, we take pride in selecting objects of pure style with thought provoking designs and shapes.
More than curate, we reunite the Past with the Present & the Future through careful preservative and restorative work.
About Jonathan Amar
Born in Rabat in 1955 and raised in France from an early age, Jonathan Amar is one of the first designers to export artisanal Moroccan know-how abroad. His eclectic bringing up, from both shores of the Mediterranean, the teaching he acquired during his travels around the world, make him without a doubt one of the most unusual designers-creators of his generation. He is behind the New Age and Ethno-Chic Baroque movements or the art of blending the world's cultures*, creating places where exceptional decoration is an essential element. Indeed, he has the talent of merging various elements - even disparate - and integrating them into a new aesthetic set. His style will give birth to a number of movements which will inspire many artists and decorators. This ability allows him to undertake all types of projects, appropriate various volumes and he quickly develops a flair for lighting arrangements, giving each of his projects a strong identity. In 1985, at the age of 30, Hubert Boukobza entrusts him with the artistic direction of ”Les Bains Douches". It is a true institution of Parisian nights; a meeting place for international society and art, and one of the top ten most famous establishments in the world. During a typical night at les Bains you may cross David Bowie, Jack Nicholson, Mick Jagger, Iggy Pop or Madonna, but also all the international models of the planet and the big names of the Cinema. A melting pot that will make ”Les Bains" the most famous place on the planet. His studio is behind more than 180 projects in both the private and public domains.
Created in 1989 Jonathan Amar works on prestigious projects internationally for both private and commercial spaces. His activities are split in three domains: - Design studio - Lighting manufacture (in his atelier in Rabat) - Interior design consultancy For international design firms with projects in Morocco Jonathan Amar Studio can oversee artisanal production units, the modernisation of Moroccan themed spaces and supply of luxury handcrafted lighting. In over 25 years his studio has overseen more than 140 restaurants, bars and hotels throughout the world. He intervenes on the conception of the place and advises as art director by consulting on the original concept strategy, visual communication and management. 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, consultancy for Ping Pong London.
The Flow collection is an ode to movement designed by Jonathan Amar composed of artisanal articulating lamps and side tables following three years of research and development between his office in Paris and his atelier in Rabat. It represents 35 years of passion and know-how in the fields of decorative arts and interior design.
Each piece was designed for the avant-gardist consumer: Built with sophisticated joints, extendible arms and lampshades with adjustable stems. Equipped with the latest LED sensory dimming or wireless technologies. Available in a variety of sizes to cover all types of living areas.
Handcrafted in France and Morocco with French and Italian materials, Flow honors 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 each creation, is available in an array of finishes: nickel-plated, polished, varnished or aged. The finish you select and the way you care for your Flow throughout the years results in one of a kind pieces. Since Brass is a metal which works well with a multitude of materials, Jonathan Amar associates it with a unique palette of colours and textures. Fabric and wicker are used to design lampshades ; Zellige 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.
Our 350 square meter workspace includes a luminous gallery, a photo studio and a restoration atelier.
Experienced craftspeople restore each piece with the mission to honour a balance between restoration and preservation.
We are 4 to work full time on the furniture restoration process and together we incorporate various fields of expertise:
Other highly crucial aspects of the restoration processes such as re-upholstery are achieved by our talented Partners.