Berlin based knit studio shows debuts home textiles collection at Milan Design Week.
BOI, a Berlin-based knit studio and brand founded in 2022, has launched its first home textiles collection at Alcova Milano, an itinerant platform for independent design.
With a background in fashion and hands-on technical knit knowledge, founder and designer Goran Sidjimovski is a newcomer in the world of interiors.
The studio develops its own collections for home textiles and collaborates on special projects with other interior and fashion designers. The design and development approach of the studio is driven by a trial and error and hands-on mentality and aims to challenge perceptions around knitted textiles. Sustainability plays a key role and is reflected throughout the design and production process.
The presentation at Alcova 2023 last month was the official launch of the BOI brand. Collection N°1 is a capsule collection for home textiles and features eight products across the three categories of dining, living and textile art. Knits take the form of framed textiles, tapestry, table mat, table runner, tablecloth, cushion cover, seat cushion and a blanket.
Additionally, knit as upholstery was showcased through two furniture collaborations: a modular sofa by Milan-based interior designer Daniel Nikolovski, and a modular chair by Berlin-based furniture designer Robin Norris.
By experimenting directly on the machine with the wide array of knitting techniques and yarns, different textile surfaces and samples come to life. The visual and tactile guide the product concept. The form and graphic as the last step in the process, are usually a reflection of the current mood of the designer. Collection N°1 is all about the organic, fluid and non-linear.
The used materials are dead stock yarns, organic cotton, mulesing-free wool, FSC certified viscose and recycled polyester. The studio has a zero-waste policy. All products are knitted directly into shape with less than 1% waste. This waste, together with residual test samples, is upcycled as a filling material in a seat cushion. All products are knitted locally in Berlin.
View the complete BOI interiors collection…
The participation at Alcova is kindly supported by the German Consulate in Milan.
Photos by Giulia Maretti (giuliamarettistudio.com)