In collaboration with designer Wyssem Nochi, Bokja has created an exhibition entitled: The Seven Stages of the Heart. This collection is rooted in sufi teaching and, through the creative application of fabrics to seven of Nochi’s iconic iron chairs, the installation illustrates the journey from the material to the spiritual.
“The lines of the hexagon in Wyssem Nochi’s chair form a natural pyramid,” Huda & Maria said. “His design was pure and minimal and offered the perfect foundation to build our collection. Each upholstered chair represents a stage in the journey of life – to shed oneself of all material possessions and earthly desires.”
They add, “When thinking about the impact of recent events in our region of the world, we found ourselves looking inwards, trying to make sense of things. Intuitively we were drawn to the words and teachings of sufism to help us understand, spiritually, what has been happening.”
The collection will be on show at the Contemporary Art Platform (CAP) stand at the purpose-built Design Days Dubai exhibition space, The Centre of Now, in central Dubai, close to the spectacular Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.