ASSOULINE MARRAKESH FLAIR It has been said that Marrakech awakens all of the senses. Whether it is seeing the intricate zellige tilework; smelling the various spices sold at the souks; hearing the call to prayer emanate from the nearby mosques; touching the supple leather used to make a pair of babouches (leather sandals); tasting a flavorful tagine, Marrakech never fails to excite. Located just west of the Atlas Mountains, the city has been inhabited by Berber farmers for centuries. It has been dubbed the “Ochre City” because of the proliferation of red sandstone buildings and the red city walls, which now enclose the Medina, home to Jemaa el-Fnaa, one of the busiest squares in Africa. Marrakech overflows with culture and has been inspiring visitors for decades. From Yves Saint Laurent to Talitha Getty, Winston Churchill to Mick Jagger, Marrakech has attracted great icons inspired by its eternal spirit as well as its sweet, beautiful life. Yves Saint Laurent’s intimate relationship to this city lead to the opening of a museum dedicated to his legendary work. The annual Marrakech International Film Festival draws a prominent crowd. Museums abound, exhibiting Moroccan arts, photography, carpets, and the Andalusian design aesthetic that permeates the city’s architecture. La Mamounia hotel, opened in 1923, offers a storied history, which includes hosting guests such as Winston Churchill. Vanessa Branson’s El Fenn is a collection of traditional riads that form a stunning boutique hotel. There are countless ways to be immersed in the culture of Marrakech, but perhaps the best place to start is with a simple glass of mint tea. AUTHOR Dubbed the “It Girl” by Yves Saint Laurent in the early 1970s, Marisa Berenson is the original modern muse. Berenson transitioned into acting and delivered dazzling performances in iconic films including Cabaret directed by Bob Fosse and Stanley Kubrick’s production of Barry Lyndon. She has written several books, including Moments intimes, A Life in Pictures and Elsa Schiaparelli’s Private Album. Berenson fell in love with Marrakech eight years ago and once she found the perfect riad, she decided to call it home.
The Banyan Tree requires a street address for all deliveries, unfortunately we do not deliver to PO boxes. Deliveries are ONLY door to door and not brought into the premise unless stated otherwise.
Please note that rubbish removal, assembly, placement or unpacking of goods are not included in your shipping quote unless stated otherwise.
Contactless Click & Collect available in our Camberwell Showroom (Victoria) for ALL items, free.
Free Deliveryfor specific collections only, such as Ethnicraft.
Flat Rates:We offer the following flat shipping rates:
$15 for all homewares and smaller items,
$70 for all framed prints, canvases, mirrors and larger pieces
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FOR FULL PRICE ITEMS ONLY.
For sale items, we will contact you directly and provide a quote at competitive prices, however this only applies to metro areas within Australia. We want to ensure your goods arrive safely and with the least chance of damage, so in most cases we will use specialised furniture couriers which may come at a higher price.
If for any reason you cannot be present to accept delivery or if you wish for goods to be left in a safe place unattended, you must clearly make note of this when placing your order. Note: Authority to leave goods unattended will void all transit insurance claims. The Banyan Tree is not liable for theft, damages or loss resulting from your goods being left unattended.
*In the occurrence of a faulty item please report it to us within 48 hours of receiving the item.
Pick upfrom our Camberwell Showroom is always an option, and it’s free! Customer pickups on large pieces are done so at the bearer's responsibility and damage claims will not be accepted.
Lead times can vary depending on the item, from as little as 1 week or as long as 16 weeks depending on manufacturing and shipping times. An order confirmation will be sent to your email immediately after you place your order, and you will be further advised within 2-5 business days on an estimated time of arrival for your item(s).
We will strive to deliver your items within the specified timeframe, however please note that lead times are an estimate only and they may change due to circumstances beyond our control.
Product images are for illustration purposes only and may differ from the actual product.
You should expect colour, grain and other natural imperfections and variations on natural timber pieces, which is what gives them a unique charm. These will not be considered damaged pieces.
It is not possible to request a certain colour as all pieces come in their own individual colour and finish. No two pieces will ever be the same.
With solid timber pieces, we can never guarantee 100% that split/cracks will not occur.
We hope you love your Banyan Tree purchase, however, we understand if you change your mind when it arrives or if the piece doesn't quite fit as you hoped!
If you are unhappy with the product you have purchased(exclusions apply) you may return the item(s) and are entitled to a full refund, minus shipping, handling charges, and insurance costs, from and to The Banyan Tree, within 14 days.
Please note: a restocking fee of 30%will be applicable on change of mind returns for bulky items. This amount will cover the reasonable costs of ordering stock in for you, as ordered items unfortunately cannot be returned to the manufacturer.
Returned items must be in their original packagingand condition, with all hardware, fixtures and accessories, and must not be used or altered in any way.
Unfortunately, there is no refund, exchange, or cancellation available on custom, made to order and special order items.
All return requests must be raised within 14 daysof the date you received your order, please check the exclusions list to see if your item is eligible, and then see the below articles for the returns process for change of mind, or faulty/damaged returns.
Return postage will be at the buyers expense unless stated otherwise.
In the occurrence of a faulty item please report it to us within 48 hours of receiving your order. We will always endeavour to offer a replacement however in the rare occasion that we are unable to supply a replacement, a store credit (in some cases a refund) will be issued.
Sale items (if applicable):Unfortunately sale items cannot be returned, exchanged or refunded.