May Khoury

May Khoury
Founder & Designer
Badr Adduja Arts & crafts
June 1999- Present
Winner of the Silver A Design Award 2012-2013 in the category Arts & Crafts.
.Nominated as Prime Designer of the year 2013 by the International Designers Association.
• More than 18 years dynamically helping over 30 Arab Artisans attain financial liberty, encouraging the employment of their traditional skills, into attractive contemporary handicrafts., • A worldwide promoter of the richness of the Arabian heritage, utilizing its aged beauty as a fresh characteristic, to adorn modern furnishings ,home accessories Clothes& jewelry.
• A conservationist with a mission to help preserve the traditional facets of Arabian crafting skills, from fading away with a mission to recycle the old heritage pieces from all the Arab & Orient Countries.

Design philosophy and trends:
-Representing heritage pieces in new perspective that tackles our memories.
-Utilizing our old handicrafts aesthetically to blend within our modern life style.
-Creating new concepts that have a touch of our tradition.

• Participated in several Arab & International Handicraft Festivals, Fashion shows, Seminars & Conferences where my creations were introduced to Arab and European countries, as part of the Mediterranean handicraft promotion & preservation mission
- Won the 2nd Laureate of the UNESCO Crafts Prize for the Arab States, held in Algeria in 2002, for the design of a unique wooden chair, carved and decorated with Traditional Palestinian intricate embroidery and motif which is now displayed at the permanent Museum of UNESCO in Paris
-.Member of the International Designers Association
- Member of the world Crafts Council.
- Member of Alhoush Network. which is the premier cultural networking and e-commerce portal to contemporary art and design from the Arab world.
Member of International Women Forum, Jordan Branch
- Member of the Jordanian Forum for Business & Professional Women, networking to enhance, develop and empower business women in Jordan
Coffee Table by May Khoury

Lagan Coffee Table by May Khoury Lagan is a conversation-starter coffee table that was born through a cultural identity marriage between two unique countries; Jordan and Uzbekistan. This rounded coffee table with 8mm glass top is made of an old Jordanian brass piece-originally a washing utensil- and Uzbek Suzanni- an embroidered tribal textile from Central Asia Region, Uzbekistan in particular- upholstered on a wooden base fabric stretched over a wooden base. The design is the latest addition to Badr Adduja collection.

Console by May Khoury

Mabrada Console by May Khoury A unique console made of painted wood with stone finish, showcasing an old authentic coffee grinder which goes back to the ottoman period. A Jordanian coffee cooler(Mabrada) was reproduced and sculpted to stand as one of the legs on the opposite side of the console where the grinder sits, creating a fascinating piece for a foyer or living room.

Console by May Khoury

Qadem Hooks Console by May Khoury Qadem Hooks is an art piece with a console function inspired by nature. It is composed of different painted green old hooks, which were used together with the Qadem (an old wooden mule's saddle back) for transporting wheat from one village to another.The hooks are attached to an old Wheat Thresher Board,as a base and finished with a glass panel on top.

Contact Info

May Khoury
15 Abu Tammam Street
P: 96264650470
F: 96264650470

May Khoury is AIBA member since 2013, with 6095 AIBA rating.
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