About Us


Dar Elmaarouf ~ IFM’s Marrakesh ryad

Imports from Marrakesh is a Moroccan décor company specializing in Moroccan tile, carpets, lighting and accessories  for the home and garden.

Before ‘Moroccan Moderne’ became stylish in the design world, Imports from Marrakesh was producing and sourcing handcrafted Moroccan tile and rugs for clients in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and even Australia, Scotland and Hong Kong. Founder, Mohamed Elmaarouf, the son of a Marrakech rug merchant, has been procuring Amazigh carpets from tribes in the Atlas mountains since 1968. In 1980, Mohamed helped gather a collection of Berber weavings for the Textile Museum in Washington DC and he shared his expertise in translating Berber dialects, and his deep knowledge of the Berber arts and culture for the book From the Far West: Carpets and Textiles of Morocco which was published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Textile Museum in 1981

Since then Mohamed has become an expert dealer and producer  of Moroccan mosaic and encaustic tile, plaster, metalwork, carpets and  textiles.

Imports from Marrakesh is an experienced pioneer in the artisanal design movement, giving individuals, designers and architecture firms direct access to handcrafted Moroccan details for interiors. Stephanie Rudloe, a stylist & decorator with a fine arts & crafts background, began working with Mohamed in 1998, and is a creative force propelling the company, which began as a souk in the Chelsea Market, into a multi-faceted operation through Marrakech Designs custom Moroccan decor projects tailored to suit the specifications of our clients.

Adventurous clients may join Mohamed in Marrakech for a customized  artisanal crafts tour or visit Industry City , Chelsea Market for a little taste of a real Moroccan bazaar. For those who prefer to stay home, browse our website and instagram to explore  collection of Berber Carpets, colorful poufs, Marrakesh Tiles and exotic home accessories.

Stephanie Rudloe founded  Marrakech Designs  in 2018. Marrakech Designs produces custom projects with traditional Moroccan artisans for the trade and for individuals.  Marrakech Designs specializes in producing and delivering Moroccan decor for a wide variety of residential and commercial projects which include  custom-order zellige mosaic tile, gebs carved plaster, and moucharabi woodwork. Each project is collaboration between our artisan workshops and the creative vision of our clients.


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