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Migration Stories

Salone del Mobile Milan Italy 2013 Inspired by the new reality around us and referencing a world and its people forever on the move; we were compelled to address the phenomena of packing up your belongings and becoming displaced journeyers in search of a new beginning. Our collection depicts borders as bleached walls that are Migration Stories

Mashrabiya

2015 Bokja has reinterpreted the concept of a Mashrabiya as a reaction to shifting cultural attitudes due to globalization. In a world of online communication, physical walls and barriers begin to lack a sense of meaning and function. The soft textile surface contrasts the strict attitude of lattice wood, the material form used in original Mashrabiya

Hanging On

Beirut Lebanon 2011 As a commemoration of the of the 50th anniversary for Phoenicia Hotel, we concocted a cartographical installation inspired by Beirut’s pre-war glory days. The map of Lebanon is hung as a punching bag, raw and vulnerable and evokes a sentimental attachment to Lebanon’s enduring cultural icons. The piece turns a critical eye Hanging On

Conversation Sofa

Salone del Mobile Milan, Italy 2010 A project that celebrates the narratives and experiences that comprise our signature Bokja Designs. Using fabrics sourced from all over the world, each piece carries with it stories and memories of another time and place.The collection of narratives and stories that form the designs are never final, but continue Conversation Sofa

Bokja Bug

Salone del Mobile Milan, Italy 2010 Our debut installation was a once dilapidated Volkswagen Beetle dressed up in a surprisingly cheerful and textural patchwork of clashing fabrics. Each textile swatch had been lovingly upholstered onto the vehicle’s surface, each stitch taking the derelict machine further away from the death knell of the scrapheap and closer Bokja Bug

Bokja Bees

“Wait and See” concept store Milano, Italy Sotheby’s at Sudeley Castle, UK 2011 As a crusade for the endangered bees, a series of installation was initiated to raise awareness about the disappearing honeybees and to keep the little champions buzzing. A regal Queen Bee was exhibited at Wait & See Concept Store during the Salone Bokja Bees

Arab Seasons

Sultan Gallery, Kuwait City, Kuwait, 2011 Arab Seasons, Institut du monde arabe, Paris, France 2012 In the Sufi poem by Farid Ud-Din Attar, The Conference of the Birds, hundreds of birds embark on a perilous journey across seven treacherous valleys in search of a king who can right the wrongs of their world. The troubles Arab Seasons

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 And Then There Were None