The values of the BOQA Design collective are the image of their creations: simple, refined, functional and solid. Above all, we wish to offer an aesthetic collection, playing with the fineness of the structure on which we will plait the thread. This play however does not influence the quality of our furniture. The Boqa furniture is one of several generations and we hope that our furniture will last through time. Once the inspiration found in nature, our travels, our collective and individual universe, we therefore systematically launch in this duality Between purity and solidity. The prototypes are linked together, the initial shape is turned over, stretched, mishandled until a perfect equilibrium is found. A sum of constraints and a balancing act in short, to which we like to deliver each year.
Once the inspiration found in nature, our travels, our collective and individual universe, we systematically launch into this duality between purity and solidity.
The prototypes are linked together, the initial shape is turned over, stretched, mishandled until a perfect balance is found. A sum of constraints and a balancing act in short, to which we like to deliver each year.
After the first collaborations and the first achievements that we ourselves have produced, we have never concretely asked ourselves the question of making a choice.
For us creation was a wish, something natural. The daily manipulation of our materials, our imagination, pushed us to create and design new furniture.
The successive meetings have led us to collaborate with designers, graphic designers, architects from all horizons, because we value these mutual exchanges, source of discoveries and continuous learning. Here is a non-exhaustive list of architects, designers, who contributed to the Boqa adventure:
French architect and designer, he works independently since 1990 on projects of furniture, architecture and urban development.
n 1995 and 1997, the VIA finances and exhibits the chair "Ginette" the table "Cahouettes", the shelf "Totem" and the chair "G20 / 27". He collaborates on various furniture projects with Habitat, Grange, Protis, and Mobilab Gallery in Lausanne. He draws lighting and urban furniture for Valmont Sermetto, Decaux, Area. In architecture and interior design, he realizes projects of houses, apartments, restaurants, shops ...
In urban planning, he realizes many projects in the south of France. He defends a modest design, without mannerism, where meaning and use guide above all form. He lives and works today on the island of Barthelasse in Avignon.
I designed the Montevideo as a bird cage, with fine bars and its fine structure. Between the chest and the console, both open and closed, it adapts with its 3 heights to several types of spaces and use. In an entrance, a room, a living room, it can be support of TV, support of objects, books, clothes, etc. Boqa revisits the classics of furniture "scoubidou", there is still so much to create ...”
After a journey that some describe as a model, François Bazenant exercises his profession by seeking a utility in form. The object can not remain a simple exercise of style, but must absolutely contribute to bring well being in everyday life. Dreaming of shapes, and drawing his dream ... Van Gogh had thought of it, but in all modesty for the young designer ... Today, he finally exercises his creative fiber as a product designer and space, for Interior designers and a great design name: Christian Ghion.
His interest in the furniture of the 50's and 60's, and more particularly the plastic ring, will make François to notice our creations. A collaboration naturally takes place.
In its creations, the plastic rod must not remain frozen in a "fifties" frame, but bend to a contemporary version of the design. François considers very little place to nostalgia to offer a cure of youth to a material passed in the collective memory.
It is at Maison & Objet 2015 that we will discover for the first time this innovative vision of our flagship material, especially with the coffee table "Veracruz" and small table"TICO".
Because it was them, because it was me”
When he was little, Octave Brand wanted to be an architect. He has always been impressed by beautiful shapes or original perspectives. Having become a welder, his inclinations quickly caught up with him.
Thanks to his worker's eye he could see the design of another eye, depending on the constraints or advantages of the metal he learned to know by heart. From an aesthetic point of view, octave brand looks for pure and smooth shapes. He likes to highlight the draw lines of the drawing by making them appear to the gaze.
At first I wanted to make a round, a square and a triangle, I started with the round. This is how the sonix was born. I have decided from the beginning to create a very clean round shelf. The braiding boqa lends itself perfectly to the form and gave it a vintage side that I adore. The first sound that came out is at home and I would not replace it for anything in the world! For the triangle and the square and well ... we'll see.”
Emily Gunning is a Furniture designer from and living London. She designs a wide range of furniture and lighting for bespoke projects around the world, and has worked for some of the top companies within the furniture and interior design industry.Emily originally collaborated with Boqa in 2014, designing a range of lights to add to their collections. Due to the nature of the materials Boqa wanted Em to use, she thought it was important that the designs create interesting shadows, and were classic, simple designs but with a fun twist.
I wanted to create with the Pix lamp a modern and functional lamp, where you can create lights effects and produce a subdued ambience in the room. The "scoubidou" were naturally imposed itself as material to design this range of lights and thus my collaboration with Boqa started.”
The BOQA collective is a group of people in BOQA who draw, shape, test and make part of the models that will be proposed tomorrow. Engineers, designers or simply design enthusiasts, we share ideas and know-how to develop prototypes and models in series. Comfort, aesthetics, respect for lines and curves are at the heart of our development activity.
We do not pretend to become renowned designers. We are looking to offer original, comfortable and durable pieces. At this game, we are stronger around a collective. ”