Discover the remarkable work of Alberto Pinto for the decoration of a house located in the palm grove of Marrakesh.
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Born in 1944 in Casablanca, Morocco, the style of the great interior decorator Alberto Pinto has impressed many throughout his career. Inspired by his many travels and imbued with a variety of cultural influences since early childhood, this legendary figure in the world of decoration has built his work on multidisciplinary talents and an unfailing demand for the exceptional.
Whether in Asian or Moroccan decoration, Alberto Pinto has always sought to combine sophistication and originality, from luxury, through baroque to classic. Now under the direction of Linda Pinto- the decorator's sister- the Cabinet Alberto Pinto is composed of 80 collaborators who continue with renewed talent the work Alberto Pinto initiated. Every day, eight decorators and six project managers work in perfect symbiosis on large decoration projects for private residences, office buildings, airports, yachts, private jets and hotels for a demanding international clientele.
It is in the palm grove of Marrakech that the Alberto Pinto agency has set down its suitcases to enlarge and rethink the dream home of a couple who have fallen in love with Morocco.
This large house in traditional style was designed by the architect Charles Boccara, and is surrounded by a large park of 3 hectares. True globe-trotting hunters and collectors of contemporary art, the couple who own the property wanted to enhance the beauty of their home by seeking bright and warm colours. For them, there was no question of having a typical Moroccan villa that they have already seen. It seemed obvious to call upon the Alberto Pinto agency, known for their use of the most beautiful materials, their collaboration with the best craftsmen and the perfection of the finishes of each of their projects. Pietro Scaglione, one of the eight project managers of the Parisian agency, was in charge of steering the project which lasted 2 years.
The 3000 m² villa is made up of totally juxtaposed rooms, and allows different genres to mix. This diversity is also marked by the choice of furniture, sometimes top-of-the-range, sometimes found in the souk or at a flea market.
The company Scène d'Intérieur, which became Jouffre Maroc in 2020, contributed to this large-scale project by designing a number of creations for the Moroccan villa.
The villa's pergola, which offers a breathtaking view of the garden and swimming pool, houses the outdoor dining room and is dressed in subtle buttercloth sails made by Jouffre Maroc artisans. The latter created the headboards of all the rooms of the villa, designed by Alberto Pinto.
Jouffre upholsterers and seamstresses also manufactured all the blinds and curtains for the villa, the upholstered bed frames of the numerous bedrooms, several sofas and armchairs, as well as the seats and back cushions of the garden furniture.
Photos taken by © Jacques Pepion