SPOTLIGHT: INSTITUT DU MONDE ARABE PRESENTS THE ARAB SEASONS BY BOKJA
Congratulations to our friends at Bokja – for the upcoming launch of their solo exhibition at Institut du monde arabe.
Earlier this year we’d featured Hoda Baroudi in our salutation post to game changing women designers for International Women’s Day. For our readers that may not already be familiar, under the brand Bokja, Beirut-based designers Hoda Baroudi and Maria Hibri source vintage furniture shapes and develop new designs before covering them with textiles and embroideries from around the world, retracing the Silk Route from the Far East via South Asia to the Middle East and beyond. Merging old cultures with repurposed modernist design, Bokja produce unique one-of-a-kind pieces that are sold and admired around the world.
Excerpt from the media release: “For the first time, the Institut du monde arabe has brought together in the museum’s permanent collection, the work of Lebanese designers Hoda Baroudi and Maria Hibri, also known as the co-founders behind the brand Bokja.” For our readers that find themselves in Paris between October 11, 2012 – January 13, 2013, do make sure to check out the exhibition.
Below are images of past Bokja installations.