For the past twenty years the House of Aït Manos has been combining the traditional Arab-Andalousian heritage with technical innovations in order to create exclusive zellij collections. Mastering an ancient know-how born in Morocco in the 10th century, the House of Aït Manos still perpetrates to this day this ancient technic through it’s interpretation of modern zellij, Aït manos brings back the full scope of decorative possibilities. Surrounded by the greatest team of master craftsmen, the Aït Manos Team, with the collaboration of architects and designers, has made available this beautiful hand cut terracotta mosaic through out the world for their projects.
GHALIA SEBTI & TAWFIK BENNANI
Behind the Aït Manos house is a cosmopolitan couple that is passionate about Moroccan arts and crafts. Ghalia & Tawfik met in 1990 on the shores of the Mediterranean. They share a melting pot of cultures against a Moroccan background.With his Austrian and Moroccan origins, Tawfik was raised for the most part abroadas he was the son of diplomats. Tawfik was deeply attached to Morocco and itsdecorative arts, which his artist spirit combined with a Germanic rigor recognized forits uniqueness. As for Ghalia, she was raised in keeping with the traditions of Fes, thenative city of her father, and with the rigor of her mother from Lyon, who raised fourchildren with a sense of devotion and ongoing perfectionism. Around this passion for Morocco and its light, its traditions, aestheticism and crafts, they founded the AïtManos house in 1995, an allegory of their love for zellige. Since then, they have been manufacturing, sublimating, presenting and modernizing it without ever distortingits age-old manufacturing process.
Since 1995, under the guidance of Tawfik Bennani, 70 mâalems have been reproducing age-old traditions in our workshops, a pledge of an unparalleled quality. Combining traditional cutting and assembling processes devised by the Aït Manos house, our master craftsmen manufacture the Aït Manos creations designed for all types of spaces. Tailor-made for special projects, in collaboration with renowned designers such as Alberto Pinto, or even to offer modules and jigs suitable for all designs.