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About Rita Kettaneh : Rita Kettaneh is a furniture designer focused on making furniture that is unique, playful and meaningful. She wants to make the experience of owning furniture an enjoyable and inspiring one. Her pieces exist to evoke an emotion within their users and to tell a story that is personal to each one of them. As a result a connection is made, and a discussion is opened. An engineer turned designer, she has brought to the field a multitude of perspectives that cover the mathematical sciences, the arts, business and marketing. This diversity allows her to dive deep into the users’ needs and psychology, ideate a solution, then model it into a product that is functionally and economically viable.
ORGANIZATION:
KRAY Studio

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Marketing professional Marketing, PR, advertising

EDUCATION:
2014, Technology Entrepreneurship, MSc, UCL, London/UK
2007, Computer and Communications Engineering, BEng, American University of Beirut, Beirut/Lebanon

EXPERIENCE:
2016-2018, Furniture Designer & Founder of KRAY Studio, Beirut/Lebanon
2014-2018, Analytical Marketer, Rise Art, London/UK & Beirut/Lebanon
2011-2013, Support Coordinator & Senior Consultant, Murex, Beirut/Lebanon
2008-2011, Quality Control Consultant, Murex, Beirut/Lebanon

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2018, "Independent Beirut", Beirut Design Week, BEIRUT/LEBANON.
2018, "A' Winners Exhibition", Museum of Outstanding Design, COMO/ITALY.
2018, "Expertimental Design", State of Design, BERLIN/GERMANY.

AWARDS:
2018, Bronze A' Design Award, Category Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design, COMO/ITALY.

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2018, "Crystal Tables", Yatzer, https://www.yatzer.com/best-of-beirut-design-week-
2018, July.
2018, "Crystal Table", AJOURNAL, http://www.ajournal.blog/Ajournal/Icerik/eklektizm
e-geri-donus, July, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2018, "Crystal Table", Wallpaper*, https://www.wallpaper.com/design/adorno-beirut-des
ign-collection-launch, June, LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM.
2018, "Crystal Tables", Zetteler, http://www.zetteler.co.uk/news/the-crme-de-la-crme
-of-lebanese-design, June, LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM.

BOOKS:
2018, "A' Design Award & Competition, Winner Designs 2017-2018, Award Winning Spatial Design", 1 Page, DesignerPress, Onur Mustak Cobanli, MILAN/ITALY, ISBN978-88-97977-22-3

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English, Near Native
French, Near Native
Arabic, Native

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Rhino, Intermediate
Photoshop, Intermediate
Adobe Illustrator, Novice

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2017, "Rhino 3D Modeling & Printing Workshop", Berytech Fab Lab, METN/LEBANON.
2017, "The Architectural Imagination", Harvard at edX, BEIRUT/LEBANON.
2015, "Product Design Workshop", The Agenda Beirut, BEIRUT/LEBANON.

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
2017, "Is Design a Need? Criteria Conference", Sursock Museum, Beirut/Lebanon.

HOBBIES:
Drawing, Contemporary Jazz

WEB SITE:
www.kraystudio.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2018-02-18 20:56:57

COUNTRY:
Lebanon

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Start-Up

Awards received by Rita Kettaneh


Crystal Tables

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2017
Rita Kettaneh for Kray Studio

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