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Mabrada Console by May Khoury

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer May Khoury (MK) for A' Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of May Khoury by clicking here. Access more information about the award winning design Mabrada here.



Interview with May Khoury at Friday 6th of September 2013

FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
MK: The old Ottoman coffee Grinder inspired me to create this console

FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
MK: As usual I wanted to showcase an old piece within a modern creation

FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
MK: I would like it to be shown in many Art Shows & Fairs outside Jordan

FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
MK: It took me around one week to design this concept

FS: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
MK: I designed this piece for my gallery of Arts & Crafts

FS: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?
MK: I intend to produce my work myself

FS: What made you design this particular type of work?
MK: This is typical of my type of design, as I always try to incorporate an old handicraft piece into a modern creation

FS: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
MK: It was purely my idea & no one influenced me.

FS: Who is the target customer for his design?
MK: Art Lovers, creative clients who appreciate heritage & cultural pieces

FS: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
MK: It is a unique piece as the old coffee grinder is difficult to find these days.

FS: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
MK: The name Mabrada, which means coffee cooler, was reproduced to form one of the legs of the console & thats how I chose to use it.

FS: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
MK: The carpenter put it together with regular tools.

FS: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
MK: The whole piece is unique using stonelike paint & reproducing the shape of the coffee cooler to become one of the legs of the console.


FS: Thank you for providing us with this opportunity to interview you.

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