BOKJA’s latest collection “IN THE BLUE” is a marriage of structure and spontaneity – a relationship as old and intertwined as chaos and order, freedom and entanglement.
The fragility and frailty of the summer mood gives way to a darker, peaceful introspection inter- preted as “in the blue” – a state of just being.
For the brand’s storytellers, this dichotomy – impossible to escape within the creative process, and also within the seasons of life – gives birth to provocative tensions.
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The latest collaboration between Bokja Design and Laura Gonzalez, the Stand-up River Mirror, reflects a river rushing to carve its path. This story is told through cotton thread weaves, intertwining to create a play of textures and reliefs that captivate the eye. Bokja Design’s embroidery is applied on a mirror with a polished brass base, covered in fabric meticulously crafted with a hand-guided embroidery machine by Jamil, the master embroiderer at Bokja. The color palette chosen by Laura Gonzalez for this piece is a harmonious blend of teal, Monet yellow, and orival beige tones.
Photo credits Stephan Juilliard
A rattan-made daybed, gently rocking you to dream on a lazy spring afternoon, dressed in Bokja flower patterns to help Life Auction raise funds for students.
Designed by Huda Baroudi and Maria Hibri, its workmanship was entrusted to the know-how of rattan artisans, weaving their lines around and across the bed. The fabric, a Bokja forte, was fitted around the rattan frame by talented upholsterers. It is an ode to craftsmanship, which is at the heart of every design by Bokja collective.
Photo credits Tarek Moukaddem
Laura Gonzales commissioned Bokja to embroider the Bisri tapestry for Noura Brasserie in Marceau, Paris. The redesigned restaurant aims to create a warm and inviting ambiance. The tapestry, inspired by the majestic pines of Lebanon’s Bisri Valley, showcases Bokja’s commitment to preserving traditional embroidery techniques and revitalizing craftsmanship.
The pine tree embroidery by Bokja commemorates the successful preservation of the Bisri Valley, symbolizing the guardians of the land and the significance of conserving nature for future generations. These embroidered designs serve as poignant reminders of Lebanon’s cultural heritage and the imperative to safeguard our precious natural resources.
Introducing Bokja’s tapestry at the grand opening of Meat the Fish Restaurant in London designed by Maria Group. Inspired by Beirut’s scenic public gardens, their hometown, Bokja was given full creative liberty to design this wall piece. By incorporating iconic indigenous elements from our archives and the local ecosystem, we have crafted a captivating piece. Step into a world of artistic charm as you dine at this newly opened establishment.