“Created for the world, hand-crafted in Southeast Asia”
THE FURNITURE DESIGN SENSIBILITIES AND METICULOUS CRAFTSMANSHIP OF SOUTHEAST ASIA, UPDATED FOR TODAY’S MOST DISCERNING CLIENTS
As a person of impeccable taste, you always seek out the extraordinary in everything you choose. What you display in your home must not only be of the highest quality - it must have the power to delight and amaze everyone who sees it. Those who are interested in bedroom designs would appreciate exotic design influences and your interior designs abilities, but you want to experience them in a fresh, new, contemporary interpretation. You also care about how your furniture and home decor were produced: In modern compliant production houses that combine technology with heritage hand-crafting techniques. We are the definitive source for high-end eclectic home décor. As you browse our website, you will discover how design and craftsmanship come together to create furniture and décor of the highest caliber for residential, contract and hospitality applications. These are pieces you will find nowhere else. They are the result of the vision and passion of two extraordinarily talented architects and designers – Maya and Marcel . Our designs are our “babies” and we make sure they are produced to our meticulous quality standards, using only top-grade materials. All of our production houses are located in Indonesia. They were set up for their capabilities to combine modern manufacturing methods with heirloom craftsmanship in carving, weaving and assembly. We are proud to have established ourselves as one of the world’s high end furniture brands.
Meet Maya Basyroel and Marcel Opstal. Their cultural backgrounds are from opposite sides of the globe – Indonesia and The Netherlands. What brought them together was their desire to study architecture in the United States. Both chose the same school: The University of Houston, College of Architecture.
For the first four years in college they became good friends and “studio mates”. Then they discovered that they may want to become life partners. Their last year of college was spent exploring parts of the U.S. and its cultural diversity, and the last semester brought an opportunity to study in France and add a rich layer of Western culture to their design sensibilities.
The year 1994 brought graduation, marriage and a move to Miami where Marcel’s parents live. Both landed jobs with prestigious architectural firms and were able to purchase a modest 1940s bungalow as their first home. With their household budget still tight, they began searching through thrift stores and estate sales to furnish it. It took a lot of love and dedication to refinish and reupholster pieces that no one else would have given a second look. The results? A home that delighted them, and would provide the impetus for pointing their lives into a whole new direction.
By now well-established in architecture, they knew what they really wanted to do: Apply their architectural knowledge of space to home décor and interior design, and make furniture an integral part of that space – be it residential or commercial. To complete their transformation, they moved to Indonesia, Maya’s home country, and arrived in Jakarta in March 1997. They founded their first company, BOKDESINDO, and were happy to discover that their individual competencies perfectly complemented each other. In 2008 they renamed their company BOX LIVING PTE., LTD. Today, they look back with pride on the wonderful experiences building their brand and their relationships with production houses in Indonesia and with their clients, local and worldwide.
To continue building our brand and become known world-wide as the go-to company for furniture and décor that combine the exotic allure of Southeast Asia with solid craftsmanship and design lines that integrate seamlessly with traditional and contemporary interiors – be they private residences or public spaces.
We see ourselves as the guardians of indigenous craftsmanship, while keeping the look of our collections updated at all times by constantly innovating how a new design is carved, woven and finished.