n the Moroccan capital, on an area of 4000 m2, the new Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech (mYSLm) will open in the fall of 2017, next to Jardin Majorelle.
The project is by the French Studio KO, founded by Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty. The architecture of the building suggests the fashion exhibits inside, drawing inspiration from the Le Smoking collection of Saint Laurent (tuxedos for women).
The facade is clad in velvety terracotta tiles produced in the Marrakech region, installed to create a fabric-like visual effect.
The museum will feature part of the over 5000 dresses, 15,000 accessories and thousands of sketches from the YSL bequest. An zone of 150 m2 will be set aside for temporary exhibitions. The new building will also have a large terrace, a restaurant and a library with about 5000 books on fashion and design.
The public restrooms feature toilets by Duravit: the wall-mounted units from the Darling New series by Sieger Design. The harmonious rounded forms and slim borders make this Duravit creation a truly classic design. Thanks to the closed sides, with completely hidden attachments, the fixtures are particular elegant and discreet.