// IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY DREAM TO SHARE MY MOROCCAN HERITAGE AND UNIQUE ARTISTIC STYLE WITH PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD. //
- Dounia Tamri-Loeper
After moving to the U.S. in 2003 and continuing my education in Art. I earned a B.S. in Design from Drexel University.
I was fortunate to join the Michael Graves Architecture and Design firm as a senior designer. Where I had the honor of working
closely with the legendary Michael Graves himself for almost 5 years. In 2015, I decided to pursue my dream and start my own line
of products, for the well travelled home under the Dounia Home brand.
In February, 2016 Dounia Home Launched at the NY NOW winter market with 4 designs and one finish. However things accelerated quickly, Dounia Home was featured in Blogs and Magazines and sales from around the world started coming. Our brand was very well received and before we knew it we had 3 collections on the way, offering over 20 designs, 8 sizes and four metal finishes.
IT'S MORE THAN A PRODUCT
As a company committed to aesthetic authenticity, we focus on sourcing, developing, and making all our products in the heart of Morocco.
The inspiring historical and artistic landscape provides us with endless possibilities to connect our customers to the essence of this amazing country and preserve its craft.
"WE ARE CREATING A PRODUCT THAT’S NOT ONLY INNOVATIVE BUT IS ALSO AUTHENTIC, USING CENTURY OLD TECHNIQUES AND DESIGNS INSPIRED BY 7 TH-CENTURY ARCHITECTURE."
It's extremely important for us here at Dounia Home to operate ethically, on every aspect of our business.
Our turn-around time is 4 to 6 weeks, giving the artisans reasonable work hours and allowing them to manage their time efficiently.
Working directly with artisans allows us to cut out the middlemen, pay 30% higher wages, and holding them to our high standards while maintaining a competitive edge in the market-place.
We are very proud of our artisans, we give them a voice and an outlet to be creative. We also help them grow and learn new skills by always pushing the limits
of the craft.
keeping it personal
Even as we grow, one thing that I’ve always wanted for DOUNIA HOME is to maintain the personal touch. We don’t try to make DOUNIA HOME look like a big corporation. We are as transparent as possible. This is why I share a lot of the behind the scenes about how I design products and run DOUNIA HOME. No matter how big DOUNIA HOME gets, I always want to be accessible to fans and customers. I love connecting with people on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.