I went round to a friend’s house for the first time recently and her home was just beautiful; gorgeous stripped floorboards throughout with an eclectic mix of Middle Eastern furniture.
Much of her furniture has been shipped from abroad after having travelled and seen the pieces but Bokja shows that you can purchase such wonderful items from the comfort of your (shortly to be disposed of) sofa!
Lebanese designers Huda Baroudi and Maria Hibri set-up their company in 2000 and create vintage furniture upholstered in Middle Eastern fabrics. The Bokja studio is located in the heart of Beirut and employs a team of highly specialised artisans who reinvent pieces of antique furniture with textiles from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
Bokja is actually an old Turkish description for an embellished velvet wrapping of treasured items for special occasions.
posted by Emily