Madison Cox Updates Marrakech’s Legendary Villa Oasis


Gardens need development. As well as they need constructions, says AD100 panorama designer Madison Cox, “a function to experience a yard versus merely strolling through it.” Dwelling proof is the never-before-published pavilion at his Marrakech home, Villa Oasis—the legendary house renovated by his late companion, Pierre Bergé, and Yves Saint Laurent inside the 1980s.

Eight years previously, Cox added an octagonal development of painted cedar, with French doorways, a marble desk, and chairs for which artist Lawrence Mynott devised needlework upholstery. Executed by a charity for lepers, the fetching stitchery mixes Marrakech scenes and botanical analysis, plus a monogram or two. Now the one spot of the yard, Cox says, that was “nearly not at all seen” has develop to be a gorgeous trip spot for l’art work de vivre.