the tree of life by bokja #milan 2014
Located in a former tie factory on Via Matteo Bandello in the Magenta neighborhood of Milan, Spazio Rossana Orlandi is a design shop, a gallery and a beautiful courtyard cafe. It’s always one of the highlight of Milan Design Week where people love to come.
Beirut-based Bokja was born in 2000. Huda Baroudi and Maria Hibri collect materials, ideas and moment.The company is first and foremost a design and craft studio. They combine the histories of their workers and materials to create designs with a voice. Every product is made by hand with meticulous attention and love for detail. Bokja aims to blur the line between art and design to add a touch of color and texture to any interior.
During Milan Design Week, they present a new line of furniture called ‘Good Things’. For this new collection no vintage fabrics have been used, all the textiles were produced in their atelier. Through a combination of machine and hand embroidery, digital printing, fabric manipulation, and hand painting, the fabrics evoke an instantly familiar and comforting feeling.
Bojka also created a ‘Tree of Life’ based on ancient traditions of hanging wishes on a tree. The “Tree of Life” was handcrafted in their atelier from manipulated fabrics of recycled silk and delicate strands of thread and exhibit for the first time at Rossana Orlandi’s place. This tree is an interactive invitation to visitors to add ribbons with things that made them happy written on each one.
What a poetic creation. Enjoy!