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Bokja – with love from Beirut

farfalle chair by bokja

When you think of Beirut, interior design probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But that’s where you will find Hoda Baroudi and Mari Hibri, collectively known as Bokja. They have a manifesto which talks about  ‘A collage of different time periods and lands and moments of people’s lives, each piece stands for the complexity of humanity. ‘ And all of that reminds us of Zoe Murphy, some two thousand miles away in the quiet English seaside town of Margate making her furniture with its re-purposed wood veneers, Formica and silk or maybe Quirico with it’s own unique nod to the  Middle East, these women ought to know each other.  So what of the chair above? Well its called Farfalle and, like all the furniture from Bokja, it is rather fabulous. Want to see some more?

twoheads by bokjaNow that you know where this is from the traditional fabrics used in ‘Two Heads’ begins to make sense. Bokja work with local crafts people, locally available materials and, clearly a mission to use, reuse and create what they call a ‘poetic use of colour’.

furniture by bokja

Another vibrant piece, typical, if anything could be, of Bokja and their use of colour and tradition. And finally, we’ve got into the habit of publishing pictures of designers and crafts people’s dogs, this is going to be the first time we’ve published a picture of their car, but…

Bokja bugthis is the Bokja Bug. As we said, with love from Beirut.

  • Jocelyn

    Didn’t ‘get it’ at first — just viewing the car – but seeing the furniture it now makes perfect crazy delightful sense! Love when designers turn the world on its ear.

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    Wow, all great artworks. I always like to have something like this in my home.

  • http://www.largepot.net/information-news/special-mothers-day-crafts-from-kids-on-mothers-day/ Flower Pot Crafts

    I’ll post the same information to my blog, thanks for
    ideas and great article.

  • http://www.facebook.com/peggyquinnstudio Peggy Quinn

    Where can I buy this furniture in US? I love it!

 

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