Q. Who is Tazi Designs?
A. We are a custom design-build company with a showroom in Sausalito, California.
We offer handcrafted products made in Morocco. We combine traditional artisan techniques with a modern design aesthetic.
Architectural elements in wood and metal,
Solid brass fretwork lighting fixtures as well as custom modern designs,
Traditional Mousharabi wood screens and other custom wood carvings,
Inlaid bone and mother-of-pearl furniture
and much more.
Q. Do you produce custom designs?
A. This is our specialty. We can produce traditional as well as non-Moroccan designs using our handcrafting techniques in wood, metal, leather, and textiles. Please send inspiration photos/dimensions/details of the project and we will quote a price.
Q. Do you have a showroom?
A. Yes, our showroom is located in Sausalito, California (5 minutes north of San Francisco.).
Showroom open: M-F 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM (closed on Weekends)
Q. Is your showroom open to the public?
A. Our showroom is to the trade. A resale certificate is needed. You can still visit us of course and see our products. If you don’t have a resale certificate then you can buy our products online.
Q. How do you make your lighting fixtures?
A. Most of our fixtures are entirely handcrafted by local artisans whom we have worked with for close to 20 years.
The intricate designs (fretwork) is done with a hand saw. This is a very labor intensive process. We also use laser cutting and sand-casting.
We highly value craftsmanship and quality.
Q. How long is production lead-time?
A. Approx 8-10 weeks production + shipping time (Some items can be produced more quickly.) Please inquire.
Q. What are your fixtures made of?
A. Most are Solid Brass and some are made of Copper.
Q. What finishes are available?
A. Antique Brass, Dark Bronze (almost black), Nickel (Silver)
Q. Can I order a sample?
A. Yes, samples are made upon request for a reasonable fee. Standard lead time for a sample is 2-4 weeks depending on the complexity.
Q. I have a retail store, Can I buy wholesale?
A. Generally, we do not sell wholesale to retail stores. Our specialty is to make products for design projects. There are exceptions however such as producing designs just for your retail business. A minimum quantity is required to make this viable. Please inquire.
Q. How does shipping work?
A. We produce our products in Morocco and maintain some stock of popular items in our location in Sausalito, California. Depending on availability, your order will ship from Sausalito, California or Morocco directly. Please be sure to obtain a shipping estimate when ordering. Since we ship worldwide using land, sea and air methods, all quotes are handled as a case-by-case. Our website is not able to compute shipping quotes automatically.
Q. What if I need wiring for my wall sconces that I purchase from Tazi Designs?
A. ALL fixtures are shipped from Morocco unwired due to the different electric standards in Morocco.
We offer US-standard wiring in-house at our Sausalito California shop. Estimates for wiring jobs are calculated based on parts and labor.
UL listing is also available upon request. (2 weeks approx additional lead time for UL wiring and listing).
Wiring quotes provided upon request.
Q. What is your return policy?
A. We provide a full refund on standard products (custom orders not included). Products eligible for a refund are shipped from our California shop to a US location. Items must be returned in the same condition received within 2 weeks. UL Wiring charge and shipping cost is not refunded.