Lagan " Coffee Table" by May Khoury

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Lagan

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
" Coffee Table"

INSPIRATION:
My collection of old traditional crafts was my inspiration in creating the design of this coffee table. It is a fusion of two cultures, Jordanian and Uzbek.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The design emphasizes the usage of an old Jordanian piece of brass & an Uzbek embroidered suzanni textile, aesthetically to form a coffee table, blending within our modern lifestyle. Originally, the brass piece was used as a washing utensil. The Suzani textile was used as a wall decoration. Having combined these two pieces of two totally different origins and functions, in such a different way, makes this design a unique one.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Each design is produced by more than one artisan and different mixed media. I design & supervise the production of each artisan at his or her own attelier.The end product is finally displayed at my gallery of Arts & Crafts.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Duration of production was 2 weeks, in Amman jordan. Main materials used,were ready & available, as they are old pieces, part of my collection.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Having the old piece of brass as my main componant of the design, I comissioned an artisan to produce a round wooden frame base, with the same diameter but double the height. To add unique color, the wooden base was upholstered with an old Uzbik hand embroidered suzanni. The brass piece lined by the same suzanni as well, was then attached to the upholstered base with metal screws. A round glass top, double the diameter of the base mounted the whole finished structure.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Wooden upholstered base, diameter 56cm, height 30cm. Brass tray, diameter 54cm, height 13cm glass top diameter 100cm by 8mm thickness

TAGS:
antique, crafts, art, Amman, Jordan, Badr Adduja, innovative, cultural, different, exclusive, unique, May Khoury

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Iam a collector of oriental antiques namely textiles, wood, brass, silver & embroidary. I have a big passion towards Crafts , Art & our Heritage . My main objective is to emphasize & recycle our old pieces, through creations of furniture & crafts.Upon purchasing this unique piece of brass(called Lagan)I immediately visualised it ,to be part of a round coffee table. Starting with this idea, I wanted to add color to the structure of the table, so I chose an old colorfull suzanni piece of textile & a top of clear glass.

CHALLENGE:
Looking at most of the materials used for designing furniture pieces, Iam mostly attracted to old crafts, which could be part of my design. By doing that, every design would have a story behind it & would define a certain country's heritage. The design of this lagan coffee table attracted a very big number of visitors to my showroom. Through this creation ,Iam trying to expose the new generation to our old crafts, which are eventually fading away, except in museums.

ADDED DATE:
2013-02-06 03:52:21

TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Designer :May Khoury and

IMAGE CREDITS:
May Khoury, 2012.

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.badr-adduja.com.jo
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Badr Adduja Arts & Crafts

PROFILE:
Inaugurated by Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al-Hussein in 1999 in Amman Jordan, Badr Adduja; meaning "the full moon at night", is the signature of novel crafts charged with traditional authenticity, handmade with personal creativity by the founder and designer May Khoury. Badr Adduja has been cultivating the talents of over 30 artisans & craftsmen insuring them a stability of income while sustaining their craftsmenship skills towards preserving the richness of Arabian Folk and Heritage. Badr Adduja Brand 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 & a signature of our tradition. - Email: badr_adduja@yahoo.com -www.badr-adduja.com.jo -00962795526924

NOMINATION DETAILS

Lagan " Coffee Table" by May Khoury is a Nominee in Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Lagan " Coffee Table" by May Khoury is Winner in Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category, 2012 - 2013.

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