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And Then There Were None

Cuadro Gallery Art Days Dubai 2013 ”And Then There Were None”, Is an installation of tactile spheres each representing a leader from time. Injecting a twist of dark humor, we present the installation in parallel with the popular nursery rhyme, The Little Indians. Warning of the timeless phenomena of dictatorship while playfully questioning a day

How it all started

Since its inception, Bokja has grown into a multi-level design studio building the story of Beirut’s numerous co-existing cultures through their famous assemblage fabric. The Beirut-based surface fabrication studio crafts meaningful narratives through embroidery and textile to create personable objects, from furniture to wearables. Bokja’s signature, a visually chaotic assembly of fabric pieces, encompasses several

Minis – Playhouse

2016 Playhouse is the first line of children’s furniture by Bokja. This miniaturized furniture series is inspired from the Classics Collection and is similarly upholstered in Bokja’s signature assemblage textile. In a Bokja assemblage, fabrics, patterns, and colors are gathered from around the world and pieced together to tell a unified story. Playhouse furniture pieces

Women Women Women

2013 Women, Women, Women is an artistic intervention represented by five sculptures of women. Each totem, made of stacked poufs upholstered with textiles gathered from around the world, represents female attributes:  independence, empathy, compassion, nurturance, and strength.

We Are Tyre(d)

Street Installation Rafik Hariri Airport Beirut Lebanon 2012 In a play on words from the English term to be tired, we upholstered stacks of motor tyres in textiles. Converting the tyres that are traditionally burnt in street riots into objects to voice the public’s ongoing fatigue and frustration. The use of textiles in this street

The Happy Tree

2014 The Bokja tree is based on an ancient tradition of hanging wishes on a tree. Our tree asks its viewers to take a moment and think “What makes you happy?”

Tapestries

2014 When we intervene on traditional aubusson pieces, reviving them by introducing whimsical characters and embellishing existing ones. The fusion of the iconic pastoral scenes and Bokja’s fearless use of color and texture, make for a unique sighting.