The Kilo for Institut du Monde Arabe Installation Mimics Moroccan Tradition

By: Erin Fox - Dec 11, 2014
References: imarabe.org & dezeen
The Kilo for Institut du Monde Arabe installation brings a wealth of culture to Paris. Kilo has created goat wool and camel-haired tents in front of the patterned glass and metal Arabic institution. The tent stretches to 500 square meters and is situated on the bank of The Seine. The Institut du Monde Arabe celebrates the rich culture of the Arabic people.

The temporary installation coincides with the institute's Le Maroc Contemporain (Contemporary Morocco) exhibition. It is being used to host performances, as well as a cafe and shop selling Moroccan-inspired produce. Meant to mimic the Saharan desert, the dark brown tents simulate sandy dunes. These tents pay homage to the nomadic tradition of Morocco. There is also event space that hosts Moroccan artisans and jewelers.