Bokja for Al Sabah Art & Design Collection | Dezeen

Bokja for Al Sabah Art & Design Collection

Design Miami 08: Lebanese designers Huda Baroudi and Maria Hibri of Bokja presented a collection of found furniture pieces upholstered in vintage Middle Eastern fabrics at Design Miami last week.

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The collection was created for ALEF, an exhibition held by Al Sabah Art & Design Collection.

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See our earlier story about Pieke Bergmans' collection for Al Sabah Art & Design Collection, which was shown in Miami together with the Bokja pieces.

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The photos here show both the Bokja work and the ALEF exhibition at the Miami Design District.

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Here's some text about Bokja:

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ALEF Design Miami

Selected works by Huda Baroudi & Maria Hibri (Bokja)

Artist Biography/

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Huda and Maria started Bokja in 2000 with a vision to employ the age-old artisanal traditions and sensibilities of the East in the creation of contemporary furniture designs and decorative items. The name itself is highly evocative; Bokja is an old Turkish description for the embellished velvet wrapping of treasured items for special occasions, notably the embroidered dowry of a bride.

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True to their original vision and ideals, Maria and Huda use local skilled artisans to produce their designs and shun any form of mass production. The result is one-of-a-kind pieces that embody a unique character in each case and the highest standard of craftsmanship.

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In short, their story is one of recycling and breathing new life into once-treasured textiles from all over the old world to create inspiring modern and eclectic items.

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