Jamil Bennani - moroccan designer

Swedish Wood engaged nine Moroccan designers in creating furniture on the theme of ‘Swedish wood meets Moroccan creativity and woodworking tradition’. The study trip is the next step in inspiring North African designers to use Swedish wood in more ways.


Embracing Moroccan heritage crafts and elegant design, I juggle with materials and shapes, with wood as my favourite material. Thanks to the coniferous structure of the spruce, with knots of different shapes and sizes, I have been able to augment the varied composition of the table with supports that emerge directly from the natural growing knots.




Biog: Jamil Bennani was born in Rabat in 1963 and has lived in a world of art since childhood. As the son of a well-known painter and with grandparents who worked as florists in Munich, a feel for colour, form and harmony became part of his life very early on. In 1985 he became a master joiner, having trained at L’Institut Saint-Luc Tournai in Belgium. Three years later he graduated in interior design and architecture at L’Ecole Supérieur des Arts Modernes in Paris. 



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