As a child, Thierry Teyssier spent his summers in Cap Ferret, and he vividly remembers his first swim in the
Atlantic Ocean. " I felt utterly invigorated. This is my strongest childhood memory, the switch to summer after the doldrums of winter." He remembers the dunes criss-crossing the heath, and blue thistles drying in the sun. The smell of the wooden boardwalks that led out to sea and disappeared into the sand.
For over 20 years, Thierry has created perfect moments inspired by his memories of his travels: "One day, I found myself in a sari shop in India with my daughter. The women walked barefoot on a wooden counter, unfolding meter upon meter of intensely coloured fabrics." From this experience, Thierry created a production in his garden in Dar Ahlam, Morocco. Coloured fabrics were hung over the tree branches, dancing in the breeze above a table set for a picnic lunch.
A long-time avid traveler, Thierry reveals to his guests his intuitions, his vision of a country and culture, offering a detailed glimpse of his observations. Where most people see only superficial, he envisions unforgettable scenes.
"Some might see a pebble, but I’ll take that pebble and polish it, craft it and embellish it to create memories to be enjoyed for years to come."
INTERVIEW WITH DEBORAH PHAM, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF MINT MAGAZINE