Beirut Based BOKJA Debuts at Maison et Objet

Beirut-based design studio Bokja will present a brand new collection of furniture alongside decorative pieces for the home and fashion accessories at the September edition of Maison et Objet in Paris, France.

Ice Cubes, a series of freestyle embroidered poufs from the ‘Excuse me Reality…’ collection. Image courtesy of Bokja

Bokja’s creations are entirely handcrafted in Lebanon by skilled craftsmen and women working with unique textiles collected from different corners of the world, from the Levant to Central Asia. Through artisanal embroidery techniques, Bokja brings together poetic fragments of time and place, stitch.

A Walk in the Jungle, depicting tropical foliage. Image courtesy of Bokja

Alongside Bokja’s classical range, the studio’s latest collection “Excuse me Reality, Fantasy is “Ice Cubes”, a must” will make its first international debut. Sourcing inspiration from dreams and memories, this series of upholstered decorative items embody a cathartic release of human emotion in the form of thread, words and illustrated symbols. Rapid and dynamic strokes of embroidery are applied and layered onto plain textiles, dictating the surfaces final look. This collection includes a series of poufs with embroidered fragments featuring Paul Eluard’s poem “Liberté”, swivel lounge chairs, and a sail boat referencing journey and them together to form a unified message. The Bokja Icons, the agency’s classic furniture line, exemplify this aesthetic. These bespoke items which will be presented at Maison et Objet are made under the direct supervision of Bokja’s Founders Maria Hibri and Huda Baroudi.

Bean Sofa, a Bokja Icon. Image courtesy of Bokja

The walls of the stand are covered in embroidered cushions, depicting elements of nature. These one-of-a-kind pieces add an assertive gesture of color and oomph to any space.

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