Soukie Modern is co-owned by Taib Lotfi and Kenya Avery Knight. Their passion is to highlight the prolific artistry of Berber Tribal weavers which shines in modern spaces.
Taib was born and raised in the Adar village in Morocco. He is of Berber descent from the Idaounidif Tribe. His family split their time between the village and Marrakech, but at the age of 14, Taib moved to Marrakech, where he completed studies in Hotelier Management.
Kenya was born and raised in Hollywood, California. She owns two of the top modeling and talent agencies in Los Angeles. With a natural affinity for all things beautiful, Kenya is equally passionate about interior design.
Kenya and Taib came to realize there were great similarities in the places they call home, Palm Springs and Marrakech, where visitors will find warm desert climates with far more sunny days than gloomy ones, majestic mountain ranges, and many palm trees. They also share beautifully unique elements in architecture, interior design and accessibility to sourcing vintage hand-crafted decorative arts.
With Soukie Modern, Kenya and Taib aim to grow and share their vision they like to call Palm2Palm. Two palms can signify a pair of trees, two hands pressed together in prayer, or a hand reached out to offer assistance or friendship. Where peace offerings and harmony between cultures can sometimes run scarce, Palm2Palm represents a “Collective Casbah” merging two worlds and creating a loving bond of beauty for all to enjoy!